Prawn Satay recipe

Preparation Time: 2 hours | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Prawns are marinated in a delicious mixture of peanuts, spices, honey and chilli sauce, then flash fried and served with a reduced sauce made from the marinade. Great for a dinner party or family get together.


  • 16 king prawns, cleaned, deveined, peeled
  • 150g crunchy peanut butter
  • 220ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. runny honey
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. each minced ginger and garlic
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. each ground cumin, coriander and hot chilli sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, chicken stock, sherry, lemon juice, honey, onion, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, cumin, coriander and chilli sauce. If you like, put everything into a blender and whiz until combined.

  2. Cover the prawns with the marinade mixture and toss to coat. Cover and leave in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove from the marinade and put the leftover marinade into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.

  3. Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a frying pan. Fry the prawns until pink and opaque and serve alongside the reduced peanut mixture

If you like, add a finely chopped red chilli to the peanut mixture to give it a bit of fire. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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