Chilli, Garlic and Butter Prawns




1 kilo large prawns, shelled (but with heads intact) and deveined

¼ cup butter

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 whole head of medium size garlic, minced

2 red chillies, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes

1 teaspoon Asian chilli-garlic paste (optional, but suggested)

salt (according to taste)

– Heat a saute pan or wok (if you have one) over medium heat and put in the butter, extra virgin olive oil and garlic.

– Saute garlic until aromatic and soft. Add chopped red chillies or dried red chilli flakes and Asian chilli-garlic paste (optional).

– Increase heat of the stove to high. Add prawns in the pan and toss into sauteing garlic and chillies.

– Cook prawns 4-5 minutes or until they are curled and turned orange.

(note: shrimps/prawns cook quickly, so a couple of seconds longer and they tend to instantly get overcooked.) 

– Serve with rice or toasted and crusty garlic-rubbed baguette bread.

Serves 4


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