The BEST Garlic Prawns Recipe 🤤

The BEST Garlic Prawns Recipe 🤤

Harry TongApr 15, '20
It's undeniable - in all my years of cooking and eating, I have NEVER had garlic prawns better than this. I mean just look at them! 🦐🦐🦐
Makes 6 Servings
Fresh Ingredients
  1. 1kg of King Prawns
  2. 8 Finely chopped cloves of garlic
  3. 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  4. 1 lemon sliced into wedges
  5. 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley

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Pantry Ingredients

  1. 5 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 tsp black pepper
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 100g unsalted butter cut into 1.5cm cubes
  5. 1/2 cup of dry white wine - as an alternative use chicken or vegetable broth!

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  1. Marinate prawns in 2tbsp of olive oil, garlic and pepper for just 20 minutes, if you have time (otherwise skip it). PRO TIP: Add salt just before cooking so it doesn’t draw juice out of the prawns = less juicy prawns and not as golden!
  2. Sear in batches – don’t crowd the pan! Less prawns = better colour = easier to handle = won’t overcook. (PRO TIP: We use butter AND oil for searing. Butter = better flavour, but if you only use butter, it burns at the high heat required to make prawns golden)
  3. Wine – it will sizzle and steam when the wine hits the hot pan which is GOOD! This means it reduced down very quickly (~30 seconds) which is exactly what we want (fast cook = juicy prawns)
  4. More butter (optional) – this is optional, it will create extra sauce for wow factor when you plate it up (pictured!) and provides plenty of sauce for mopping up with bread. PRO TIP: This is added at the end because if you add it at the start, you end up deep frying prawns in butter!
  5. Lemon – an essential finishing touch;
  6. Parsley – a little sprinkle for garnish!

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