Prawns 'n' Pepsi

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Prawns 'n' Pepsi
Prawns 'n' Pepsi
Prawns 'n' Pepsi, served with boiled rice
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:276
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:17th January 2013
the sauce...reduced
The sauce
Prawns 'n' Pepsi

The idea for this recipe came from the delightful cookbook Two cooks and a suitcase by Doug Bell & Rhoda Robertson, who also run the Scottish Mexican deli chain: Lupe Pintos Deli and the companion website: Both are a must for all things Mexican and much more. The book is available from their website.

This dish is very similar in taste to the Indian dish, Garlic chilli prawns, I trust you will enjoy it

..for the prawns..


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  1. The sauce
  2. Fry the onions and garlic for 4 minutes in a little olive oil until they are translucent
  3. Add the pressed tomatoes, tomato puree, chopped chillies, lime zest, Pepsi, salt and pepper then simmer vigorously for 25 minutes or until reduced to a thick sauce.
  4. The prawns
  5. Fry the garlic in the butter until it takes a little colour
  6. Add the prawns and fry them until they turn pink
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Mix the sauce into the prawns, combine well and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with plain boiled rice and peas and peppers


If you can afford it, try chunks of monkfish or even lobster.

Any left overs?

Yes? - then make Prawn 'n' Pepsi flan!

Chef's tip

If you are using dried chillies, soak them for 30 minutes in boiled water before removing the stalks and chopping. If you are uncertain as to how hot this dish will be for you, don't add the seeds, reserve them, taste the sauce after 15 minutes and add them if you need more heat. Wear rubber gloves when handling chillies.

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