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Pan-fried prawns with Creole spice

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for pan-fried prawns with Creole spice,.

By David Chang
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Pan-fried prawns with Creole spice


  • 12 large uncooked prawns, cleaned, tails intact
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • micro coriander, To serve
Creole spice mix
  • 1 tsp each coriander seeds, fenugreek and fennel seeds
  • 2 dried pasilla chillies (see note)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


  • 1
    For Creole spice mix, dry-roast coriander, fenugreek and fennel seeds until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Grind spices, chilli and herbs in a mortar and pestle or a small food processor to a fine powder, set aside. Creole spice mix will keep for 2 weeks stored in an airtight container in a dry place.
  • 2
    Thread prawns onto short wooden skewers lengthways through the body. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add prawns, turn occasionally until just cooked, throwing in a good pinch of spice mix to taste and a pinch of salt while cooking (2-3 minutes). Serve hot topped with micro coriander.


Note Dried pasilla chillies are available from Herbie's Spices.
Drink Suggestion: Hoppy American pale ale. Drink suggestion by Max Allen