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Cajun Spice Prawns


Serves 4

Cajun Spice Blend
1 tbsp cumin seeds
I tbsp coriander seeds
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp paprika
1tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp chilli flakes


Mix all of the ingredients in a measuring jug and combine well. Pour into the spice mill and grind as finely as possible. Set the mill on its finest setting and grind the spice mix over the prawns, covering thoroughly on both sides. The remaining spice blend can be stored in the mill for future use.

Put some oil into a frying pan or wok and heat on high. When the oil has heated through, add the prawns and stir-fry until cooked – usually 3-4 minutes depending on size.

Serve with wedges of lemon.