Zanzibari Prawns (Love Bites)

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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  • 1 lb large frozen or fresh peeled prawns
  • 1 tsp each crushed garlic and ginger
  • 4 spring onions
  • Chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • I thinly sliced hot red chilli
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche


  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add chilli and spring onions, and fry for two minutes.
  • Add tomato purée, garlic and ginger; cook and stir for three to four minutes.
  • Add prawns and cook from raw for five minutes or for a couple of minutes if already cooked.
  • Add lime, coriander, crème fraîche and garam masala, let it all bubble a little, serve and eat immediately.