African Garlic Prawns Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 18 to 21 green king prawns (shrimp)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet or 3 small Anaheim peppers
  • 8 to 10 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
How to cook African Garlic Prawns:
  • Half fill a large heatproof baking dish with oil; place in a 375°F (190°C) oven until oil is hot (or heat over a grill).
  • Meanwhile, shell and clean prawns, leaving the tails attached.
  • Halve chili peppers. When oil is sufficiently hot, add peppers, garlic, and prawns.
  • Cook 3 to 5 minutes, turn prawns over, and cook an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until prawns are pink and oil is sizzling.
  • Serve the African Garlic Prawns at once. Top with parsley and cilantro. Allow 3-4 prawns per serving.


The African Garlic Prawns recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for African Garlic Prawns serves/makes: 4 - 6

The African Garlic Prawns recipe is adopted from The African-American Heritage Cookbook by Carolyn Quick Tillery 1996.

Main Ingredient: Shrimp (more Shrimp recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: African (more African recipes)

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