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Air Fryer Spicy Paprika Prawn Skewers

by Clare Andrews from The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

This super simple air fryer recipe delivers plump prawns in a fresh and gently spiced marinade. Serve with tortilla wraps for an easy taco night feast.

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If I’m being organised, I like to marinate my prawns the night before I’m planning to serve this, but it’s not a problem at all to do it maybe an hour before if time doesn’t permit – they will still be super flavoursome.

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165g raw king prawns
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into squares
1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
1 red chilli, finely diced, plus extra to taste
1 tsp paprika
1 lime
olive oil spray
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
To serve:
2 mini tortilla wraps
A bag of watercress

Essential kit

You will need: an air fryer and wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes.

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Prep time: 10 minutes, plus marinating. Cook time: 8–10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the prawns, red pepper, garlic, chilli and paprika. Juice half of the lime and add the juice to the bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together, making sure to coat all the prawns and red pepper with the flavourings. If you like it a little spicier add a little more chilli – always adjust the ingredients to your preferred tastes. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least an hour, or even overnight.

When you’re ready to cook, slide your prawns and pepper pieces onto wooden skewers, alternating between the two. Spray the skewers with a little oil and place them into your air fryer. Cook at 180ºC for 8–10 minutes, until cooked through and browning. All air fryers tend to be a little different, so do always check during cooking and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Serve the skewers on mini tortilla wraps with watercress salad. Squeeze the remaining lime half over the skewers for an added bite.

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From the book: The Ultimate Air-Fryer Cookbook

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