Foody Friday: Spicy, Smoky & Saucy Chili King Prawns – 12 Sept

Chili King Prawns with some crusty walnut bread and salad – recipe below!

Here are some of my favourite food-related links of the week:

This list of every comment made on recipe blogs made me lol!

I’m loving all the warming autumnal recipes appearing right now – currently craving this Bangladeshi yellow pumpkin curry (I’ll probably make it with butternut squash or sweet potato – it can be hard to get pumpkin over here) and this curry red pepper & tomato soup.

These pictures of ‘floating recipes’ are so beautiful – the ingredients for certain recipes are thrown into the air in the most amazing way.

Love these maple walnut granola parfaits – perfect show-offy fancy breakfast!

I’ve been following Budget Bytes taking on the Feeding America SNAP Challenge – you live on $4.50 per day in order to raise awareness of food poverty. There are some great budget recipes on this site too (naturally enough)!

Comfort food at its best. I could eat the whole pan – is it just me or is risotto one of the most incredibly moreish foods?

Lovin Dublin gave its list of the Top 10 Desserts in Dublin. Sugar Free September is still going strong (update coming soon!), but I’ll just say I’m looking forward to October. 😉

College Humor’s video ‘If Chocolate Ads were Honest’ was hilarious, but it’s also such sobering commentary on how the media treats women. Sample quote: ‘Eating is unfeminine and you should feel guilty about it.’ [Satire alert: Obvs eating is super fun and necessary for survival and stuff.]

Love these two alternative breakfast recipes! Iowa Girl Eats made a Spinach, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Home Fries Skillet and Apple of My Eye made Chorizo Huevos Rancheros. Amazing! 

Jimmy Kimmel talks Pumpkin Spice Season – I’m so fascinated by this concept as it’s really not a thing over here! All of the delicious looking American bloggers’ recipes involving tinned pumpkin make me so sad as it’s so hard to find and expensive here – they only sell it in specialty shops and it’s usually €3-4 for a can! (About $4-5.)

Hope you enjoyed those! Here’s what I made for you this week:




  • 400 g king prawns
  • A little butter
  • Half a red pepper, chopped
  • Half a teaspoon of chili flakes
  • Half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • Three quarters of a teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • About 250 ml tomato passata
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare your king prawns if you need to. Mine were frozen so I defrosted them in the microwave – make sure you do so if yours are frozen too!
  2. Add the butter to a moderately hot frying pan. Once it has melted throw in your prawns.
  3. When the prawns have turned a beautiful pink colour, add in your chopped red pepper. Cook for a minute or two until the pepper has softened.
  4. Add the spices, feeling free to adjust the amounts according to your desired level of spiciness.
  5. Pour the passata over the whole lot – the amount you will use can be varied according to how liquid you’d like the sauce to be. Use your best judgment – I used about half a carton.
  6. Enjoy with some crusty bread and salad, or over some rice!


Hope you’ve been having a lovely week!

What are your thoughts on the pumpkin spice craze – am I missing out on much??

And what do you think about the College Humor ad – do we need to rethink women’s advertising? (I think a big yes!)



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