Parmesan Prawns Recipe

Parmesan Prawns Recipe


Parmesan Prawns are a delightful fusion of Italian and seafood cuisine, combining the rich taste of Parmesan cheese with the delicate flavor of prawns. This dish is perfect for those who love a cheesy twist to their seafood. The recipe is surprisingly simple, yet the result is a sophisticated dish that's sure to impress. Whether as an appetizer or a main course, these Parmesan Prawns are a delicious way to enjoy seafood with a gourmet touch.



  • Fresh prawns: 500 g, deveined and shelled
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 100 g
  • Olive oil: 30 ml
  • Garlic powder: 5 g
  • Fresh lemon: 1, zest and juice
  • Fresh parsley: 10 g, finely chopped
  • Salt: 5 g (or to taste)
  • Black pepper: 2 g (or to taste)




  • Clean and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.
  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the prawns to the marinade and gently mix to coat evenly. Let it marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Coating and Cooking:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 180°C.
  • Place the marinated prawns in a bowl and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Arrange the prawns in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and the cheese is golden.


  • Serve the prawns hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley.
  • These can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a light salad or pasta.


  • The Parmesan cheese should be finely grated for even coating.
  • Avoid overcooking the prawns to maintain their tender texture.

This Parmesan Prawns recipe offers a delightful blend of flavors and textures, perfect for a special occasion or a cozy dinner at home. 


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