Prawns with Chorizo in a Chilli Tomato Sauce

This combination of ingredients are a match made in heaven, once tasted you will be craving more. An excellent accompaniment to a tapas combination or scrumptious just served on its own with plenty of bread to mop up the sauce.

6 Portions as a starter 12 as a canape
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes


  • olive oil
  • 360g raw prawns, peeled and deviened
  • 3 chorizo sausages (fresh), chopped into 1cm thick slices
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley


Prawns and Chorizo

  1. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over a moderate high heat. Add the chorizo and fry for 2-3 minutes until slightly crispy on each side.
  2. Stir in the prawns, chilli and garlic and sauté for a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid the garlic burning, until the prawns are just cooked.
  3. Add the tomatoes and leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down to a sauce like consistency. Stirring regularly. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  4. To Serve: Place in a bowl or individual ramekins. Scatter over the parsley. Serve with a tapas selection or bread as a starter or light meal.