Spanish-style prawns recipe

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2 - 3




10 min


25 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 171 kCal 9%
Fat 8g 11%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%

Try this Spanish-style summer seafood dish of pan-fried prawns with garlic, fresh fennel and cherry tomatoes with sherry and parsley. Perfect for a tapas party!


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 500g cherry tomatoes on the vine
  • 5tbsp manzanilla sherry
  • 1tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 10-15 large raw prawns, peeled, leaving tail shell on
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Bread, to serve


  • Heat the oil in a large, shallow pan. Add the garlic, fennel and parsley stalks and fry gently for 12-15 mins until tender. Add the cherry tomatoes, sherry and tomato paste. Bring to the boil and then simmer gently for 25 mins, until thickened.

  • Push the prawns into the sauce, cook for 2 mins. Turn them and cook for 1-2 mins or until they’re pink all over. Season and sprinkle with parsley leaves for serving. Serve with chunks of bread.

Top tip for making Spanish-style prawns

Making this dish for a dinner party? Add other shell fish such as mussels to feed more.

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