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Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns

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This seafood dish makes a great mid-week keto dinner as it comes together in under 15 minutes.

I love the flavour combination here, but you could play around depending on what you have on hand. Parsley or coriander would also work in place of the basil, and cumin is lovely in place of the paprika.

These prawns are delicious served on top of salad greens or with any grilled vegetables. You could even serve it with our Greek Briam or some Veggie Salad Bowl.

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Can I Use Frozen Prawns/Shrimp?

Yes, you can use fresh or frozen prawns. If frozen, place the prawns in a colander place over a pot. Run cold water over them. Leave the prawns in the water to defrost for about 5 minutes. Drain and toss the prawns before cooking.

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Allergy information for Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs2.1 grams
Protein22.2 grams
Fat38.8 grams
Calories439 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 20%, fat 78%

Total carbs2.6 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0.3 gramsSaturated fat14.2 gramsSodium853 mg(37% RDA)Magnesium37 mg(9% RDA)Potassium215 mg(11% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 300 g fresh raw prawns, or defrosted frozen prawns (10.6 oz)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 3 tbsp butter or ghee or more olive oil (43 g/ 1.5 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • lemon wedges, to serve
  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves, to serve


  1. Add a heavy baking pan to the oven and preheat oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional), or 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted).
    Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns
  2. Remove the pan once heated, and add the butter, olive oil, garlic and paprika. Stir to combine. The butter will melt and the mixture will start to get fragrant.
  3. Add the prawns and toss to combine.
    Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns
  4. Place back in the oven and bake 7 to 10 minutes.
    Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with a squeeze of lemon and the freshly torn basil.
    Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns
  6. Serve immediately.
    Mediterranean Oven Roasted Prawns

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Prawns, shrimp (raw, peeled)
0.6 g21.6 g1.2 g99 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.2 g17.3 g153 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g20.3 g179 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Paprika, smoked (spices)
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Lemon (whole), fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
2.1 g22.2 g38.8 g439 kcal

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Very nice recipe. We have to try. So easy, flavorful and delicious.