Prawn recipes

Prawns are a quick-cooking, versatile seafood so why not add them to a host of tasty recipes such as prawn stir-fries, laksa, curries, pastas, pies and risottos.

If you’ve bought yours fresh, discover how to prepare, peel and cook raw prawns. And, we’ve rounded up our favourite 18 prawn recipes if you’re short on time to search/ Seafood lovers may also like to dive in to our scallop recipes too.

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Chinese chicken, prawn and lap cheong stuffed peppers

Pepper recipes

Chinese chicken, prawn and lap cheong stuffed peppers

These delicious Chinese stuffed peppers from chef Yvonne Poon are packed with juicy chicken, prawns and nuggets of lap cheong...

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Lap cheong (Chinese sausage) fried rice

Fried rice recipes

Lap cheong (Chinese sausage) fried rice

Fried rice is the ultimate use-it-up dish. Frying fragrant lap cheong – cured Cantonese sausage – before the rice goes...

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Prawn cocktail platter

Prawn cocktail recipes

Prawn cocktail platter

What’s better than classic prawn cocktail? A prawn cocktail platter for sharing! This recipe has stood the test of time...

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Andi Oliver’s aromatic shrimp curry

Seafood curry recipes

Andi Oliver’s aromatic shrimp curry

“This is one of those brilliant I-can’t-believe-it-was-so-quick dishes that comes together in under an hour,” says Andi Oliver. “The fragrant...

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Best of the best seafood stew

Best of the best recipes

Best of the best seafood stew

A simple yet rich prawn-head stock forms the base of this wonderful seafood stew, packed with tomatoes, fennel and peppers,...

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Seafood and spinach pottage with spuds

African recipes

Seafood and spinach pottage with spuds

Lerato Umah-Shaylor shares her recipe for traditional Nigerian yam porridge or pottage (see Know-how, below). Hers is packed with juicy...

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Roti fried rice

Fried rice recipes

Roti fried rice

Fried rice is the perfect medium for playing around with textures, ingredients and flavours – and this one certainly goes...

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Tom Kerridge’s prawn cakes with dill mayonnaise

Prawn recipes

Tom Kerridge’s prawn cakes with dill mayonnaise

Sweet prawns are combined with spring onions, herbs and capers before being coated in crispy breadcrumbs in this top-level snack...

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Prawn and green bean stew

Prawn recipes

Prawn and green bean stew

Inspired by the two Greek dishes prawn saganaki (prawns baked in spicy tomato sauce) and fasolakia (a slow-cooked green bean...

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Vietnamese prawn baked tomatoes (Chạo tôm)

Prawn recipes

Vietnamese prawn baked tomatoes (Chạo tôm)

Thuy Pham’s baked tomatoes are a twist on Vietnamese dish, Chạo tôm. In the traditional Vietnamese dish, prawn cakes are...

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Fritto misto

Italian starter recipes

Fritto misto

One of the nicest things you can eat by the coast in Italy, fritto misto is incredibly simple – but...

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Prawn cocktail sub with avocado and Tabasco relish

30-minute meal recipes

Prawn cocktail sub with avocado and Tabasco relish

This is not any old sandwich. We’ve combined two classic prawn dishes to create this killer sub. All the classic...

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Chicken and prawn kofta

Healthy chicken recipes

Chicken and prawn kofta

“Prawns give a sweetness and a juiciness to these kebabs, which I love. You can, as always, work the mix...

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Prawns in blankets

Budget Christmas party food recipes

Prawns in blankets

A great festive canapé that’s ready in a flash, prawns in blankets also taste incredible in a sarnie with mayo...

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Kimchi prawn cocktail boats

Christmas canapés

Kimchi prawn cocktail boats

Prawn cocktail will forever be the poster child of 1970s dinner parties, but its appeal is timeless. We’ve added kimchi...

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James Martin’s Coquilles St Jacques

Prawn recipes

James Martin’s Coquilles St Jacques

James Martin shares his recipe for classic French dish, Coquilles St Jacques. A creamy scallop and prawn gratin is served...

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