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Simple appetizer: Garlic butter prawns recipe

The easiest appetizer that is a crowd favourite

1y ago

Do you have guests coming over, or want to please the family with minimal ingredients at home? You can never go wrong with these appetizing butter garlic prawns that are bound to impress anyone.

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Butter garlic prawns

quick and easy prawn appetizer



  • 25-30 medium sized prawns [Cleaned and shelled]
  • 2-3 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp of salted butter
  • 2 tbsp of fresh green garlic
  • 1 tbsp of crushed pepper
  • 1 tbsp of pink salt
  • 3 tbsp of parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch slurry
  • Cilantro [optional]
  • Chilli flakes [optional]


  1. Heat the pan on medium flame and a 4-5 tbsp of olive oil
  2. As the oil heats up toss in the prawns
  3. As the prawns turn pink add in the crushed garlic, fresh green garlic, pink salt and pepper
  4. Give it a few gentle tosses and add in the butter
  5. Add finely cut parsley and give it a toss
  6. Add 2-3 tbsp of water
  7. cover the lid and let the prawns poach for 2-3 mins
  8. Add the cornstarch and toss for 1 min
  9. Top off the finished product with freshly cut cilantro
  10. Ready to serve

Recipe Notes

Remember to finely cut the parsley & green garlic in order to enhance the flavour

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These buttery prawns can be paired with a simple Alfredo pasta & an unoaked Chardonnay wine to complete the meal.

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Comments (8)

  • Sounds and looks good

      1 year ago
  • delish.

    going to give this a try!

    thanks 😊

      1 year ago
  • This looks amazing, I can't wait to try this!

      1 year ago
  • Sounds excellent! I usually like my creole seasoning with olive oil or butter.

      1 year ago
    • Need to get me some creole seasoning, any brand you recommend ?

        1 year ago
    • My homemade will be getting posted soon..or tony charchere works good as well.

        1 year ago