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Serves :

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Peel the prawns and reserve the shells. Mix shells with the spice mixture and water and bring to the boil in a large stock pot. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Melt the butter or margarine and, when foaming, add the onion, green pepper, garlic and flour. Cook slowly, stirring constantly until the flour is a pale golden brown.
  • Gradually strain on the stock, discarding the shells and spice mixture. Add the thyme and bay leaf and stir well. Bring to the boil and then simmer until thick.
  • Add the parsley and the Worcester sauce to taste. Add the oysters, peeled prawns and tomatoes and heat through gently to cook the oysters.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve over rice. 


  • 500 grams cooked, unpeeled prawns
  • 1 tablespoon each whole cloves, whole allspice, coriander seed and mustard seed
  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Dash Worcester sauce
  • 15 oysters, shelled
  • 300 grams tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooked rice

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