Prawns, Pepper and Cucumber in Sweet Chilli Marinade

simple yet very delicious prawn dish recipe


  • 400g cooked and peeled small prawns or shrimp
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs Sambal Oelek chilli sauce
  • 1-1½ large lemon juice
  • 1-1½ tbs caster sugar
  • 3 pinches sea salt
  • 2 tsp garlic puree
  • 2 sweet pointed red peppers (finely sliced)
  • ¾-1 large English cucumber (cut into batons)


  1. Prepare marinade mixing lemon juice, chilli sauce, garlic puree, caster sugar and olive oil.
  2. Pour over prawns and put aside for a longer while.
  3. Then stir fry prawns in a wok till marinade will get thicker.
  4. Add peppers and fry 1 more minute, then add cucumber and fry 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve over coconut rice prepared from 2 cups of rice.

Serves 4 people.

More recipes calling for prawns:

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Your thoughts…

  1. Hi Margot!
    Mmmmm, I definitely have to try this! Sounds so good. I love all the flavors in there – thanks for stopping by and saying hello AND introducing me to new recipes! -Marichelle

  2. Okay I need to go in searh of food now. You have made me insanely hungry and it is almost midnight!

  3. Yumm this has to be ealy delicious.
    I love prawns

  4. That sounds like a really tasty marinade and a great way to enjoy prawns

  5. Hi Margot!
    I must try you marinade soon; just realized I’ve never eaten cucumber and peppers in the same dish before….pretty strange I know.
    Also I’m part of a team that organizes a foodie roundup event every 2 weeks on a given theme and would love if you would participate. The current theme is springtime salads. What do you say?
    Also if you have any theme suggestions I would be happy to hear from you.
    Wishing you many delicious recipes to come, just like this one :)

  6. it is the type of dish I would love to have all the time, and never get tried of! Served with coconut rice… perfect!

  7. I MUST try this recipe Margot as I adore prawns and with your tasty marinade it sounds a perfect dish :D

    Rosie x

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