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Pan Fried Prawns with Garlic and Fennel

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Pan fried king prawns are one of my favourite tapas style dishes. Super quick to make, healthy and bursting with flavour. 

So if you’re throwing together a few tapas dishes this weekend you just have to add a bowlful of these. 

Pan Fried King Prawn Ingredients

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 400g Raw King Prawns
  • zest of a lemon
  • juice of a lemon
  • small handful of basil.
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Deliciously easy tapas prawns with garlic and fennel, up your tapas game with a bowlful of our totally delicious pan fried king prawns, easy Spanish recipes

How To Make Pan Fried King Prawns

  • First up, gently toast the fennel seeds in a dry frying pan until they smell fragrant – then grind them up finely using a pestle and mortar.
  • Add a splash of olive oil to the frying pan and toss in the garlic, gently cook for a minute to flavour the oil, tip in the king prawns, add the fennel, lemon zest and squeeze in the lemon juice.
  • Fry over a high heat for around 4 minutes until the prawns are pink and hot throughout.
  • Tip into a dish and scatter over the basil.
  • Add sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste.

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Make Pan Fried King Prawns Your Own Way

  • Switch the fennel for chilli and add a kick of heat.
  • Skip the Basil and throw on lots of chopped flat leaf parsley.

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How To Serve Pan Fried King Prawns

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  • Don’t fancy tapas? Serve your prawns with a sachet of flavoured microwave rice and a quick green salad for an easy, healthy midweek dinner. 

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Yield: Serves 3-4 as part of tapas

Pan Fried King Prawns

bowlful of pan fried prawns with garlic and fennel

Pan Fried Prawns with Garlic and Fennel
Delicious seafood tapas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 400g Raw King Prawns
  • zest of a lemon
  • juice of a lemon
  • small handful of basil.
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First up, gently toast the fennel seeds in a dry frying pan until they smell fragrant - then grind them up finely using a pestle and mortar.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil to the frying pan and toss in the garlic, gently cook for a minute to flavour the oil, tip in the king prawns, add the fennel, lemon zest and squeeze in the lemon juice.
  3. Fry over a high heat for around 4 minutes until the prawns are pink and hot throughout.
  4. Tip into a dish and scatter over the basil.
  5. Add sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 1094mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g

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