Grandma’s Garlic Prawns


Dear friend,

We all know grandma’s cooking is the best. But no matter how many times we try, we’ll never be able to cook her dishes as good as she does. Oh well… here’s my version of her garlic prawns (under £5!).

This recipe was also published in the Guardian! (Link here).

Portions: serves 3-4

Prep time: 15 mins         Cooking time: 30 mins         Total time: 45 mins

prawn ingredients finished

What you will need:

  • Chef’s knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan/wok
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 3 peppers (sliced)
  • 5 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 heaped tbsp butter
  • 250g cooked and peeled prawns (I defrosted a pack from Tesco)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt (depends on how much you like salt)
  • 50ml water

Let’s cook…

  1. Place the butter in your pan and melt on medium heat
  2. Once melted, add the onion and garlic, stir occasionally for 8 minutes
  3. Then, add the peppers and again, stir occasionally for 8 minutes
  4. Next, add your prawns (with the prawn juice if there is any) along with the water, stir and leave on low/medium heat for 12  minutes
  5. Lastly, add your salt for taste. Grandma’s garlic prawns done.

I find that this dish goes best with fresh bread, spaghetti or with a tortilla


  1. foodiseverything
    October 5, 2015 / 17:18

    looks amazing, can’t wait to try this out!

    • Loré Adenegan
      October 7, 2015 / 03:31

      Aaaw, thanks! x

  2. Laura
    January 16, 2016 / 01:11

    Tried this tonight. Was amazing. Well done!

    • Loré Adenegan
      January 24, 2016 / 20:16

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it

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