Sunday, 22 December 2013

Garlic Butter Prawns

I am currently having a love affair with seafood, especially shellfish. I discovered this recipe last night.

What you'll need:

  • 750g jumbo prawns (cooked)
  • 12 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 60ml white wine
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • A handful of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • A loaf of ciabatta or similar bread
(Serves 4)

In a large frying pan melt 2 tbsp of the butter on a medium-low heat and add the minced garlic, stirring frequently so it softens but doesn't brown (about 2 minutes). Add the wine, lemon zest and lemon juice and increase the heat to bring to the boil. Boil for around a minute until reduced by half and turn down the heat again. Melt in the remaining 10 tbsp butter, one at a time and add salt and pepper/more garlic and lemon as needed. 

When all the butter has melted into a creamy sauce add the prawns and coat well. Cook for 3-5 minutes to ensure they are piping hot. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with the lemon wedges and sliced ciabatta.


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