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February 10, 2014

Garlic Butter Prawns

Mouthwatering Garlic Butter Prawns - serve as an appetizer or as part of a savory platter

I do not share a lot of appetizer {first course} recipes, as we simply do not have any on a regular basis but only on special days like birthdays, Christmas, other holidays or anniversaries.

Valentines Day is of course a special day, and yes, if we stay in, we will normally have an appetizer and a big favorite are these Garlic Butter Prawns .

Mouthwatering Garlic Butter Prawns - serve as an appetizer or as part of a savory platter

There is no way to eat these Garlic Butter Prawns {still shelled and tail on} in a civilized manner, so it is a hands on business, but all the more delicious!

Prawns are also not high on our must-haves as the cost of these are extremely high, especially for us living inland and I only make them on special occasions. This is perfect as an appetizer or as part of a savory platter.


4 - 6 Appetizer Servings


1.25 kg Prawns, shell and tail on, deveined
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 t Cayenne Pepper
1/2 cup Butter
3 TB Olive Oil
8 t Garlic, crushed
1/4 cup Dry White Wine
Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
2 t Fish Sauce
Lemon Juice, to taste
Fresh Lemon Wedges, to serve


1.) Place the Prawns in a large bowl - mix the Flour and Cayenne Pepper and sprinkle over the Prawns - stir well to cover - put aside.
2.) Over Medium to High heat, in a large wok, melt the Butter and add the Olive Oil - add the Garlic - saute until very fragrant, but not burnt.
3.) Add the Prawns and stir-fry until almost done - about 3 - 5 minutes.
4.) Add the White Wine, season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper - add the Fish Sauce and let the dish simmer for a few minutes.
5.) Sprinkle with Lemon Juice and serve with the Lemon Wedges.

Mouthwatering Garlic Butter Prawns - serve as an appetizer or as part of a savory platter


  1. I love prawns seriously my favourite thing in summer.

  2. I think all seafood was meant to be battered and fried! LOL! But Sam would love these!

  3. Brian is not a huge fan of seafood - boo on him! But the rest of us love it! I'll have to make him something else when I make these :)

  4. Linda, thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Chinese do have a dish called garlic butter prawns but unsure if there is any relations between the two.. have a nice day.

  5. Drooling here. Send an extra napkin with my serving of the prawns please.

  6. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  7. Your Garlic Butter Prawns are fantastic, that one plate is for me right? Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This reminds me a little bit of a popular New Orleans dish we call BBQ Shrimp (even though bbq is not involved). You are right. There's just no way to be civilized when eating! But it is worth the mess! Thanks for sharing, Linda.


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