Garlic Chilli Prawns

  • 10MINS
  • 8MINS
  • 111KCAL

Garlicky prawns with a chilli kick, full of Mediterranean flavours. Perfect for calorie counting or diet plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories111
  • Carbs5.2g
  • Protein14g
  • Fat2.3g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars3.8g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Indulgent, juicy prawns are smothered in a delicious garlicky sauce in our Garlic Chilli Prawns. We’ve added half a chilli for a little kick of heat, but feel free to add more if you’re feeling brave enough!

Garlic Chilli Prawns are perfect for a starter or as part of a buffet table, but don’t forget the wholemeal roll to mop up any juices! These Mediterranean inspired Garlic Chilli Prawns are SO tasty, it’s hard to believe this sumptuous seafood dish is rustled up in less than 20 minutes!

What diets are these Garlic Chilli Prawns suitable for?

Garlic Chilli Prawns can be enjoyed on gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Garlic Chilli Prawns recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Garlic Chilli Prawns recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Garlic Chilli Prawns recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Garlic Chilli Prawns recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Garlic Chilli Prawns?

Nope! Everything in this recipe should be easy to find in the supermarket. We’ve used cooked, peeled prawns for minimal faff, but if you want to use fresh you can; just be sure to adjust the cooking time appropriately.

How many calories are in these Garlic Chilli Prawns?

There are 111 calories per portion in this Garlic Chilli Prawns recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

These Garlic Chilli Prawns are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray the frying pan with low calorie olive oil cooking spray and place over a medium heat.

Step 2

Add the garlic and chilli and fry for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring.

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Step 3

Lower the heat and add the lemon zest and juice, the paprika, tomato puree and prawns. Stir, and cook gently for 4 – 5 minutes or until piping hot, taking care not to overcook the prawns. You can add a couple of tablespoons of water at this point if the mixture is a little dry.

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Step 4

Stir in the parsley and serve immediately.

Garlic Chilli Prawns - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with these Garlic Chilli Prawns?

You could serve as part of a tapas meal, with some other great tapas-style dishes:

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How long can you keep Garlic Chilli Prawns in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

They should be eaten the same day they are prepared, although they’re so tasty, this shouldn’t be a problem!

Can I freeze Garlic Chilli Prawns?

We’ve used cooked prawns in this recipe which cannot be refrozen, so you should polish them off on the day they’re prepared. 

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Garlic Chilli Prawns

Garlicky prawns with a chilli kick, full of Mediterranean flavours. Perfect for calorie counting or diet plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    8 MINS
  • KCals 111
  • Carbs 5.2G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 175 g cooked and peeled prawns drained
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ small red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 small lemons juice and finely grated zest
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 10 g flat leaf parsley chopped
  • low calorie olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Spray the frying pan with low calorie olive oil cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli and fry for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring.
  3. Lower the heat and add the lemon zest and juice, the paprika, tomato puree and prawns. Stir and cook gently for 4 - 5 minutes or until piping hot, taking care not to overcook the prawns. You can add a couple of tablespoons of water at this point if the mixture is a little dry.
  4. Stir in the parsley and serve immediately.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Take care not to overcook the prawns, they just need to be hot right through.
Tip: Use low calorie olive oil spray in this dish to enhance the Mediterranean flavours.

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16 comments

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LisaMonday 28th June 2021

Can this be kept in the fridge and eaten for luches if so for how long? Also can this be frozen if batch cooked?

Thanx
Lisa x

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    HollyTuesday 29th June 2021

    Hey Lisa, We’ve used cooked prawns in this recipe which cannot be refrozen, so they can really only be eaten on the day they are made. Hope that helps!

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Michelle CollinsSaturday 13th February 2021

Hmm I added too much lemon juice which was fine if you picked up a bit of chilli but after a while it was over powering.
If I had cooked along with looking at the pictures I would have realised it was too much. Hey ho, I’ll definitely be having this again as it was a perfect dish for a tapas style night

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    HollyMonday 15th February 2021

    Hey Michelle, glad you enjoyed it and like you said if it’s not quite to your taste just add a little less lemon, hope that helps!

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      Michelle CollinsTuesday 23rd February 2021

      Made them again and only used 1tbsp of lemon juice.
      Delicious!

      HollyThursday 25th February 2021

      So glad you enjoyed it!

KayleighTuesday 19th January 2021

Hi, could I use raw prawns? They’d cook through no problem when added to the garlic and chilli. Thanks.

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    HollyWednesday 20th January 2021

    Hi Kayleigh, yes raw prawns would be fine.

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[email protected]Friday 27th November 2020

this recipe can’t possibly be correct ingredient measurement. please double check. two whole lemmons??? I found it a bit lemony for my taste.

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    SharonMonday 30th November 2020

    Hi, lemons can vary in size quite alot so the recipe has been updated to specify small lemons. Personal preference means some people prefer a more lemony flavour, but you could start off with one lemon, then taste and decide whether to add a second. Do hope this helps and thanks for getting in touch.

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GemmaSunday 18th October 2020

Hi, I have some prawns that I need using up, what could I have with these to make a main meal please? I was thinking pasta or rice but I think it would be too dry, thank you

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KYLIE CAMPBELLWednesday 14th October 2020

I made this tonight but change prawns for chicken. But all I could taste was lemon.

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    HollyThursday 15th October 2020

    Hi Kylie, you could reduce the lemon juice by half if it’s not quite to your taste or remove the lemon zest and if the sauce looks a little dry add some water. Hope that helps!

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Joan AyresThursday 1st October 2020

I have noticed that the ingredients are not changing when the quantity of people is changed

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    HollyWednesday 7th October 2020

    Hey Joan, this problem has now been fixed. Thanks for letting us know

    Reply

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