Wash the prawns thouroughly, breaking off the feelers or legs which are too long. Fry the chopped onion in a heavy frying pan until golden. Add the prawns and continue cooking until they turn red in colour.
Season and add a glass of water or dry white wine to the pan, then the crushed cloves of garlic and a light sprinkling of paprika. Cover the pan and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Check the seasoning, sprinkle over the fresh parsley and serve hot.
From "Tahitian Cooking", Michel Swartvagher and Michel Folco. le editions du pacifique, Papeete-Tahiti, 1980. ISBN 2-85700-062-6.
Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; September 13 1992.