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Garlic Prawns

This recipe for garlic prawns makes a great starter and is best served with rice and a green salad.


  • 24 large prawns, in shells
  • 80 g butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 4 stalks spring onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 12 lemon wedges for decoration
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slit the prawns down the back and open them like a butterfly and remove the vein.
  2. Heat up the oven grill.
  3. Melt the butter in a shallow baking dish, mix in the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Dunk in the prawns, coating them well and place them side by side, shells down. Grill for about 5 minutes or until cooked.
  5. Place prawns on a hot serving platter, pour the sauce over it and decorate with lemon wedges. (Serves4)

One Response to “Garlic Prawns”

  1. Melissa Says:

    What about the spring onions? What do you use them for?