Paprika Prawns

Despite the incessant cloud and rain we’re still hanging onto summer, and these tapas-style prawn skewers are guaranteed to bring some sunshine into your kitchen!


  • 12 large prawns
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 wooden skewers


  1. Begin by soaking the wooden skewers in a bowl of water for around 10 minutes. De-vein and wash the prawns, then pat dry with some kitchen paper.
  2. Mix together the paprika, garlic, cumin, oregano, lemon zest and half the olive in a bowl, then throw in the prawns and leave to marinate for 15 minutes before threading a prawn onto each skewer.
  3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan and fry the prawns for 3-4, turning half way through. Season, squeeze the lemon juice over the top and serve.

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