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Prawns with spicy dipping sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4-6
From Nigella Express
Be careful with the harissa. Not only do samples vary enormously in strength, but also be aware that some jars that bear the name are not really harissa, but a paste made red with beetroot and carrot.


  1. Place all the ingredients except the prawns into a bowl and mix well, then transfer to a small dipping bowl.

  2. Place the prawns on a large plate for people to peel and dip into the sauce.


  • 150ml/5¼fl oz good quality mayonnaise, preferably organic
  • 50g/2oz harissa (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 500g/1lb cooked prawns, shell-on (or buy peeled prawns if you prefer)

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