My day started a bit odd but it got better because I made these prawns with sweet chilli relish for lunch and served them with a little bit of rice. Recently I received a gift box of Anathoth Farms Sweet Chilli Relish to try out and I’m just getting to it. Like you, there’s so much going on in my life that things had to fit in a queue.
Have you ever gone to a doctor’s appointment on the wrong day. Up until today I could say no. :eyeroll:
I came home to see shit-eating grins. My friends need to do something stupid really quickly so we’ll be even.
I’d never heard of Anathoth Farms relish before but they won the relish category at the 2015 Australian Products of the Year Awards so I was intrigued. I opened one of the pots and took a taste and it’s slightly chunky and slightly sweet and not very hot. I thought it would give the prawns a nice cuddle.
After heating a skillet to medium high and adding some oil and butter, I waited for the butter to bubble and tossed in the prawns. Prawns only take a few minutes to cook. When cooking from fresh, prawns turn pink and curl up and that’s their way of telling you not to overcook them.
When they were just about done I put 3 tablespoons of the sweet chilli relish in the skillet and stirred it through and over the prawns and then a squeeze of lime juice. That’s it. The meal was done in under 15 minutes from start to finish and that included cooking the rice. It takes longer to heat the pan than it does to cook the prawns.
I thought they were really good but needed more heat. Next time I’ll sauté a finely chopped chilli in the butter before adding the prawns.
Interesting fact. England, Canada and Australia use two Ls in chilli and we don’t have chile anywhere. With the entire world being one place due to the internet, I think it’s time we all spelled words the same way. Like aluminum. It only needs one i, right? I have yet to say allyoomineeyum. If I need to say it I say foil. I won’t get into pronouncing words with missing letters like lieutenant. How can you get leftennant out of that?
Back to my prawns or shrimp – more things that need to have the same name. I have made this dish as an appetizer (the z just popped in there) several times and it’s always a hit but I’ve used Asian sweet chilli sauce. I like the relish better.
Anathoth Sweet Chilli Relish is made in New Zealand but is now available in all Coles supermarkets here in Australia. I know because I saw it there the other day and thought, “I haven’t tried that relish yet!”
- 250 grams shelled prawns with or without tails (1/2 pound shrimp)
- 1 teaspoon oil (I used peanut)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons sweet chilli relish (I used Anathoth Farms)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1½ cups plain cooked rice
- Heat a skilled to medium high and add the oil and butter. When the butter starts to bubble, add the prawns.
- Stir fry for just a few minutes until the prawns change color to pink and they all curl up.
- Add the sweet chilli relish and stir through.
- Add the lime juice and remove from the pan to prevent overcooking.
- Serve over plain rice or with sauteed vegetables.
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
These prawns look divine! I love the sweet chilli flavour – so perfect!
Chris Scheuer says
Yum, I think you redeemed your day with these prawns Maureen. They look wonderful! And just the name “sweet chili relish” has me wanting to make a trip to Australia!
Amber @ The Bewitched Baker says
Oh no! Sounds like you had a rough day! I’m glad to hear you were able to make a tasty treat to cheer you up. Food always helps, doesn’t it? 🙂
My Kitchen Stories says
That relish certainly does look like it is cuddling up to them there prawns and as usual what a lovely way to write about a product. Hope John has done something stupid by the time you read this……..
Sandra Shaffer says
Simple, delicious and so elegantly plated! This would be a nice appetizer!
English is a funny language. Put is put but but is but, yet putt and butt are putt and butt.
Few years ago, if I said chilli in US, they handed me a can of beans and meat…..everytime. The prawns look delightful. Heat or no heat, I can clear them off the plate.
Best phrase ever: He better do something stupid really quickly so we can get even…
oh, that was too good ! Too too good… I will have to remember this, of course
it completely distracted me from the recipe, which I shall go back and read right away… 😉
Marilyn Lesniak says
I have never had prawns, but these look so good! I may have to look into this, and soon.
Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) says
Oh, must look out for that relish – your prawns look fab, wished we got them like that over here – one of the things I miss – oh well, we have other gorgeous products, but just sometimes I it brings back memories!
Yes, I can see how these prawns/shrimps with chilli/chili relish could turn your day. Definitely make up for a smug “told you so” grin you came home to!
We’ve all been there Maureen. Last time I did it, it was an appointment 97km away. Not even for ME, it was for Dozer. Sigh.
Any way you cook shrimp … I’ll eat it. As to the mis-remembered doctor’s appointment, a good husband should know better than to wear that ‘I was right, you were wrong’ grin cause I’m sure he’s forgotten more than a few things. 🙂
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
Oh that looks so good! I don’t know what it is about being busy – but my life seems out of control some times! I don’t know how I did it with small children. We’re empty nesters and seem busier than ever! You managed to do a wonderful job with that sauce – my husband would be in heaven. So sad we can’t get this in the US!
Veronica (Roni) says
Love a good prawn cuddle :))
Great idea for dinner tonight…thanks Maureen xx
Ciao Florentina says
I love spicy prawns, and it is such a shame when restaurants over cook them. Made at home are always the best, you won’t believe this but i have 1 lb of them in the freezer since Sunday when I held off on throwing too many in the gigantic paella I made for Easter. This will be perfect for a fast weeknight meal. Deliciousness ! (i hope I spelled that right lol )
Lizzy (Good Things) says
True about the spellings of words around the world… I have never worked out the leftenant thing either! Love prawns, a lovely dish! And LOL about turning up at the doctors on the wrong day. Happens xo
The Ninja Baker says
Whether it’s chilli or chile, I’d definitely wrap some of those scrumptious looking shrimp in alyoumenium foil for a to-go lunch! =)
Seriously, thank you for the yummy recipe and the tip about how to sauté shrimp. (And idea of incorporating the relish into butter.)
John@Kitchen Riffs says
We’re using Google calendar these days (which we can access from all our computers, tablets, and smart phones) to keep appointments straight. Really works well. But what would really work well is if I had this waiting for me for dinner! Love spicy seafood — this looks wonderful. Thanks.
Hotly Spiced says
Don’t get me started on the spelling and the pronouncing of English words. I’m just bloody grateful English is my first language and I’m not foreign and forced to learn it at school – poor buggers! I do hope you didn’t have to travel too far to be told you’d turned up on the wrong day! That would have been too much xx
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love prawns and that relish is just mouthwatering!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
It’s a good relish isn’t it? And I notice the chilli chile thing especially when we were in New Mexico! 😀
Bam's Kitchen says
Love the sweet and spicy chilli prawns. I am a huge shrimp fan! The even stranger issue is how automatic checkers correct the spelling of chili even when it is correct and I will spell it several different ways even to my response to you as I still do not really know what is actually correct as the world can’t decide. LOL Sharing everywhere, of course!
pamela hayward says
This relish is excellent….but so is their jam and lemon curd (the best on the market)….and I am happy to eat quality products from across the ditch. The prawns looked great!
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
Ooh I’ll have to keep an eye out for the Anathoth farms relish – it sounds amazing. Anything sweet chilli flavoured is definitely ok by me!
This prawns looks so good, with the rice and the chilli sauce sounds perfection !
Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish says
First of all, big hug! You are not the only one who ever went to the doc’s office on the wrong day! And secondly, I love prawns and I really like how you kept the recipe so simple. The chilli relish looks great; it is about time we spell words the same way 🙂
This look like a great comforting dish. I would love to try it out. Love the photos as well.
Emma @ Bake Then Eat says
These prawns look amazing, love the sweet chilli sauce!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Perfect. Seriously they look too big and are too close and I really almost did consider licking the screen. Instead I will just sob that it’s not quite that easy. YUM!
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I haven’t gone to the doctor on the wrong day, but I’ve done worse. 🙂 I always second guess my spelling of chili chile etc. – either way though, these prawns look so delicious. Nice and spicy!
Kathleen | HapaNom says
That sweet chili relish sounds like a perfect pairing to the prawns/shrimp! 😉 Excellent recipe, Maureen! And I love the rich color!
Yeah, I’ve gone to doctors appointment on the wrong day, not fun 🙂 These prawns look so delicious and the chili relish is such a great idea! Pinning of course 🙂
Nancy | Plus Ate Six says
Are you even yet?! I think we need to agree on hummus/humous/humus and liquorice/licorice seems like whenever I write one way, spell check comes up with the other one. Grrrrrrr…….
Prawns and chili sauce cuddling up together made me smile 🙂
Abbe @ This is How I Cook says
I did that with the dentist. Good simple recipe that would certainly satisfy me. I need these when I’m by myself and hate cooking for one.
Haha—I love your logic! Bill usually remembers dates much better than I do, so I have to triple check my calendar! Nobody should give you a hard time, though, if you’re making them magical dinners like this one!!!
Gourmet Getaways says
Gotta love ’em prawns, yum! And yes, going on the wrong day is a complete bummer!!!
Julie & Alesah
Gourmet Getaways xx
Judy @Savoring Today says
A simple dish with prawns and sauce is always a good idea! And how much easier to lick your wounds than with chilli sauce?! 😉
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness says
The sweet chilli relish sounds like it was the perfect match for you prawns. They look delicious.
Tara Noland says
Simply elegant, I would love to have a plateful of these delicious looking shrimp for lunch.
Eva Taylor says
I just made a sweet chili sauce with dried apricots so this would be perfect for it. I adore prawns with a sweet chili sauce.
I’m going to have to try these with my chile strawberry jam. Yous look SO GOOD and the sweet and spicy is right up my alley.
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
You just answered my question about chili and chilli! I didn’t know England, Canada and Australia use two Ls!!!! I always thought the same, why don’t we just decide on one word?! Wonder if there are any other words like that. Sounds like you had a rough day. But I love the shrimp and sweet chili flavor – I haven’t tried relish but since you said it’s better than Asian sweet chili sauce, I hope to find something similar to this brand. Great presentation with the rice!
sherry from sherrys pickings says
i like this brand! their jams and curds are great. saw this relish just last week and wondered about it. i will have to give it a go. your prawns looks delish. and yes language is weird.
Mary Frances says
Maureen, the combination of prawns and the sweet chili relish sounds amazing!! Sweet, spicy, and savory, everything I love. Yum! I’d love to try the relish if they carry it in the US at some point.
Anna @ shenANNAgans says
Sent this home to Mom for family dinner. Mmmm! 🙂