Recipe: Salt and Pepper King Prawns

Cook these prawns in their shells with salt, black pepper and butter and you will be surprised at the results. We have added a little chopped chilli for heat. Our supermarkets sell frozen king prawns at a reasonable price.


340g king prawns (leave heads on if you wish)
28g butter
1 red chilli - deseeded and finely chopped
salt & black pepper
limes to garnish

Cooking Method

Serves 2

If using frozen prawns, defrost prawns and drain well. If the heads are to be kept on the prawns, remember to cut off the sharp claws in the head and the sharp spine in the tail.

Melt butter in a wok add chopped red chilli and prawns. When prawns are half cooked sprinkle liberally with salt and plenty of black pepper.

Serve immediately when cooked with fresh lime quarters.