prawn devilled

Chilli Prawns – Quick And Easy Fiery Prawns As A Side Dish

This is most certainly not for the faint-hearted! The chilli base in this dish will shock your tastebuds but in a very enticing way! They will demand more and more and you will end up addicted!

King prawns are best for this dish.  Rub a little lemon juice after giving them a good clean up to take that fishy smell away.

Make this dish on a cold and miserable rainy day to make the atmosphere a bit lively!

Ingredients needed;

King Prawns – washed, deveined, shell removed250 g
Red, Green,Yellow bell peppers1 each cubed
Brown sugar2 pinches
Soy sauce2 tbsp
Garlic cloves 3
Onion 1 big cubed
Ginger garlic paste1 tbsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp each
Salt1/4 tsp
Chilli powder1/2 tbsp
Chinese chilli paste1 tbsp heap
Oil1 tbsp
Juice of lemon1 tbsp

Let’s Make;


  • Rub salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and lemon juice on prawns
  • Keep aside for 20 – 30 mins

Stir fry

  • Heat up oil and stir fry prawns under medium flame until cooked
  • Push the cooked prawns to a side of the pan and drop cubed bell peppers, garlic cloves and cubed onion
  • Stir fry all together for a few minutes.  Do not let the peppers and the onion lose their crunchiness
  • Add soy sauce, sugar and a bit more salt if required
  • Mix Chinese chilli paste
  • Stir fry vigorously under high flame tossing the veggies and prawns together
  • Switch off the flame and let the pan sit for a few mins to allow all the flavours to blend
  • Serve with noodles or rice as a side dish
devilled prawns

prawn balls

Prawn Balls – Prawn balls wrapped with golden bread crumbs


Kids will love these crusty and savoury prawn balls as a snack with a dollop of ketchup on the side. Yum!

You can even pack these in school lunch boxes and their crustiness will be intact and taste even better. Busy mums can store the prepared prawn balls in the freezer and deep-fry, whenever needed.

Gather the following ingredients to make these;

Cooked prawns 1 cup
A few slices of bread 
Onion 1
Green chilli 1
 Salt and pepper to taste 
Egg white1 beaten
Golden bread crumbs1/2 cup

Let’s make;

  • Crush prawns with your fingers
  • Grate a bread slice.  You can use the crusty bits left after making sandwiches
  • Mix onion, green chili, salt and pepper with grated bread and prawns
  • Sprinkle little warm water if the mixture is too dry
  • Make small balls
  • Dip in the egg white, then wrap with golden breadcrumbs
  • Deep fry until golden
  • Serve with ketchup
  • Delicious!
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