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Garlic Butter Prawns

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

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.

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

Garlic Butter Prawns

Garlic Butter Prawns
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

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

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1.25 kg Prawns shell and tail on, deveined ( 2.8 pounds )
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 t Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3 TB Olive Oil
  • 8 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 1/4 cup Dry White Wine
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 t Fish Sauce
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • Lemon Wedges to serve
Instructions
  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

LINDA

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Michelle Meche

Thursday 20th of February 2014

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.

Miz Helen

Sunday 16th of February 2014

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

Cathy Compeau

Sunday 16th of February 2014

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! CathyAPeekIntoMyParadise.com

Toodie

Sunday 16th of February 2014

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

Ken Goh

Sunday 16th of February 2014

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.

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