Peri-peri prawns in beer sauce

October 9, 2014 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Peri-peri prawns in beer sauce recipe

Recipe by Mimi Jardim 

Peri-peri prawns in beer sauce

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 1kg queen prawns, cleaned, deveined and in their shells
  • 10ml (2 tsp) salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) black pepper
  • 10ml (2 tsp) lemon rind, grated
  • 25ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • bird’s eye chillies, to taste
  • 15g butter
  • 250ml (1 cup) beer
  • handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • lemon slices, to serve



Season the prawns with the salt, pepper and lemon rind.


Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok and add the garlic, bay leaf and chillies. Add the prawns, butter and beer, cover and cook, 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat, sprinkle with the coriander and serve with lemon slices.


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