Spicy Prawn & Tomato Sauté


  • 250 - 300g prawns, peeled and veined
  • 1 small onion
  • oil
  • salt (approx 1 tsp or to your taste)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper (only add this if you like it spicy!)
  • 2 small cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tomato diced into large chunks
  • 1 spring onion sliced
  • chopped coriander (optional)
  • method:


  1. Peel and devein your prawns, wash clean and leave in cold water

  2. Finely slice 1 small onion

  3. Heat a good amount of oil in a shallow frying pan and add the sliced onion with 1 tsp salt

  4. Allow to fry uncovered for a few mins

  5. Add the spices and fry uncovered for several minutes

  6. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper and fry for a couple of minutes to remove rawness and release the heat from the pepper

  7. Next add the prawns and tomatoes together

  8. Do not cover the pan, allow the ingredients to cook over a medium flame till the prawns turn from pink to white and are cooked through

  9. You will see the prawns release some fluid which will soften the tomatoes

  10. Once the prawns are cooked the dish is done

  11. Scatter the sliced spring onion on top and remove from heat

  12. Optional) garnish the prawns with some chopped coriander

  13. Enjoy your spicy hot prawns with plain basmati or even a roti!

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