Balsamic Glazed Prawns

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
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Balsamic Glazed Prawns is a quick and easy seafood dish with a sweet and tangy taste, perfect for busy weeknights or dinner parties. Succulent prawns are seared and coated in a rich balsamic glaze infused with garlic and sugar, making it a crowd-pleaser.

Pair it with steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a well-balanced meal. Try it and see how easy and delicious this dish can be.

This dish is not only tasty but it is also packed with protein, making it a healthy addition to your diet. Enjoy!


4 Servings
  • 20
    large prawns (peeled and deveined)
  • 4tbsp
    Olive oil (divided)
  • 1tsp
    Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1tsp
    Black Pepper Powder (to taste)
  • 1tsp
    Salt (to taste )
  • 2sprigs
    Basil Leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1tbsp
    chopped Garlic
  • 1/3cup
    Balsamic vinegar
  • 1tsp
  • 2tbsp
    fresh Parsley (for garnishing)


  1. Rinse the prawns and allow them to drain in a strainer.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Add red chilli flakes, black pepper powder, salt, and the prawns to the hot skillet. Cook each side for 2-3 minutes, or until the prawns turn pink and are slightly golden brown.

  4. Add the basil leaves and stir for a minute. Once done, transfer the prawns from the skillet and set them aside.

  5. In the same skillet, heat another 1-2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and saute’ for about 1 minute, or until it becomes fragrant.

  6. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Stir the mixture well and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until it thickens into a glaze.

  7. Return the cooked prawns to the skillet and coat them evenly with the balsamic glaze. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the prawns to absorb the flavours of the glaze.

  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish.

  9. Serve the Balsamic Glazed Prawns over rice, pasta, or with a side of crusty bread to enjoy the delicious combination of flavours.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Use fresh prawns for the best flavours and texture. Frozen prawns can be used, make sure to thaw them properly.

  2. Prawns cook quickly, be careful not to overcook.

  3. Adjust the spice level according to taste.

  4. Serve the dish as it’s ready to savour the freshness and flavours.

  5. This recipe yields 4-5 servings, depending on the number of prawns and portion sizes you prefer to serve.


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