Hot and Spicy Garlic Pepper Prawns Recipe

Garlic Pepper Prawns

Weekdays can be the most challenging times to whip up a good and filling dinner, especially when you’re tired from work and your other daily activities. The last thing you’d want to do is to slave away in the kitchen making dinner for you and your family or with your significant other. However, there are easy recipes like this spicy garlic prawns recipe that can provide a great dinner for little hassle.

This recipe is also a good option if you are on a budget and trying to cut down on takeout meals. Challenge yourself to make homecooked meals on a regular basis and you’ll be surprised how much money you will save in the long run. This hot and spicy garlic pepper prawns recipe is quick and easy to make and you’ll have dinner in just a matter of minutes. It is also versatile – you can pair this with a bowl of steaming white rice or your favorite pasta in oil recipe.

Just keep in mind that this a spicy one – if you have kids that don’t like spicy food, you can just cut out the spices all together and saute the prawns with the remaining ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes
Ready in 15 minutes
Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 kilo tiger prawns
  • 1 tablespoon Szechuan pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • salt, to taste lemon juice


  1. Heat a wok over low heat. Add butter and let it brown lightly. Add garlic and sauté just until fragrant, being careful not to burn the butter and garlic.
  2. Increase heat to high and add prawns. Season with Szechuan pepper, sugar, five-spice powder, and salt. Cook prawns quickly, just until they curl and turn pinkish orange. Turn off heat and drizzle lemon juice all over. Transfer to a platter and serve hot.

Money Tip

Costco has great deals when it comes to purchasing seafood in bulk. Just freeze your seafood in portions so it will be easier to cook in batches.

What’s your simple go-to meal for busy weeknights? Let us know in the comment section below!

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