Best Pan Prawns no fried

Best Pan Prawns no fried

Pan Prawns no fried also known as Prawns “al Guazzetto” are a typical Italian recipe simple and quick to make.

The word “Guazzetto” indicates the stewed cooking method, in which tomato, fresh and aromatic herbs can never be missing.

But how do you cook Pan Prawns no fried or al Guazzetto? It’s very easy.

You have to sauté prawns, add brandy or white wine to flavor them, a few tomatoes and in just over 15 minutes a fantastic fish dish will be ready.

Without frying the prawns you will obtain a soft and juicy texture full of flavour, so as well as being a very good recipe it is also healthy and low in calories

You can use both fresh or frozen prawns, you just need to defrost them completely before cooking.

Furthermore, you could use leftover Pan Prawns no fried to season pasta and create a dish worthy of a restaurant.

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Serving4
  • CuisineItalian


11/3 lb prawns (600 g)
3 tablespoons brandy (50 ml)
1 lb peeled tomato (400 )
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
fresh chilli (to taste)
parsley (fresh chopped)
q.s. salt
276,30 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 276,30 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 8,38 (g) of which sugars 6,88 (g)
  • Proteins 21,32 (g)
  • Fat 15,37 (g) of which saturated 2,43 (g)of which unsaturated 1,86 (g)
  • Fibers 1,87 (g)
  • Sodium 534,54 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 150 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.




Step 1

Cleaning Prawns: remove the shell but leave the head attached and the final part of the tail.

Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a pan with a clove of garlic and fresh chilli pepper cut into strips (remove seeds from the chilli pepper).

Step 2

When the oil begins to sizzle, add the prawns and brown on both sides for a minute over high heat.

Pour brandy and let the alcohol evaporate.

Step 3

Add peeled tomatoes, lightly crush with a fork, season with salt and continue cooking over medium heat for a maximum of 5 minutes.

Turn off the stove, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, serve immediately.

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For this pan-fried prawns recipe, you can use peeled tomatoes or tomato sauce.

You can replace brandy with dry white wine or cognac.


Pan prawns NO FRIED should be eaten immediately. They can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 day. If you have used frozen prawns you cannot freeze them again, if you have used fresh prawns they can be kept in the freezer for a maximum of 1 month.


Do you peel prawns before frying?

Prawns can be cooked with or without their shell.

Is it best to cook prawns with shell on or off?

Cook in the shell whenever possible. Shells add a lot of flavor to the meat, and they protect it from quickly overcooking.

Do you have to defrost shrimp before frying them?

Contrary to popular belief, it’s best to defrost frozen prawns before cooking. If you don’t defrost prawns, you have to cook them for longer, as they risk becoming hard and not soft and juicy.


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