12 large raw prawns
½ tbsp smoked Spanish paprika (sweet or hot, whichever you prefer)
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
½ tsp dried oregano sprigs
zest and juice 1 large lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
You will also need
12 mini wooden skewers
- Soak the skewers in a bowl of water for 10 mins. Meanwhile, peel the prawns, leaving the tails intact, and devein. To do this, run a sharp knife down the back, making a tiny incision just enough to remove the visible black vein. Wash the prawns and pat dry with kitchen paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic, cumin, oregano, lemon zest and 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the prawns and leave to marinate for 15 mins at room temperature. Then skewer a prawn onto each stick.
- Heat the remaining oil in a roomy frying pan and fry the prawns for 3-4 mins, turning halfway through until just cooked. You may need to do this in batches. Season, squeeze over some lemon juice and serve.