Butter Garlic Prawns – Shack Saturdays Special

Butter Garlic Prawns - Indian Curry ShackThis weekend relish a super delicious starter ‘Butter Garlic Prawns’. I am very excited to post this recipe guys… becaussse I am a new prawn-eater and as new as yesterday and today is the very first time that I cooked prawns. 🙂 I am happier because my better half loved it. I did not use to eat prawns earlier and still don’t eat any other sea-food. But, looking at how much I relished eating prawns last night in a restaurant and today at home, I know the day is not too far when I will try the other aquatic beauties…! 🙂

Butter Garlic Prawns is a very easy recipe and even great for starters… But though it is easy to make don’t underestimate the taste. I mean it when I say super delicious…

Let’s dive in to the recipe!

Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Servings 2-3
Main Ingredients Prawns
Course Starter
Level Of Cooking Medium


  • Prawns  18-20 (around 300 grams unshelled and deveined – I used the smaller ones with the tail)
  • Salted Butter  1/4 cup
  • Olive Oil  (Preferably Extra Virgin) 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic  4 cloves finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder  1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder  1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves  a few
  • Lemon  half
  • Mandarin Orange (optional)  2-3 small slices with the skin
  • Salt  to taste


Prawns (thawed) Strained - ICSStep 1
Wash the Prawns well. (I used the frozen ones so I had to thaw for 15-20 mins by putting it under the tap for 5 mins. and then keeping in a colander to strain for another 15 mins.).  Add half the red chilli powder, a pinch of salt and a few drops of lemon juice to the prawns and mix well. Keep aside for 15 mins.

Butter Garlic Prawns covered - ICS Step 2
In a large non-stick pan (kadhai) melt salted butter. Add the chopped garlic while the butter is melting on medium to low flame and saute for 2 mins. Add olive oil in this and stir. Now add the prawns to this and saute for 1-2 mins. Add the black pepper powder, remaining red chilli powder and salt (be careful with the salt as we had added some salt in Step 1 and also using salted butter – so you would require very little salt to be added at this stage). Cover with the lid and cook for 15 mins. (keep checking and stirring in between to ensure that the prawns are not sticking to the pan or getting too brown from one side).

Prawns, Butter and Garlic in Butter Garlic Prawns - ICSStep 3
Voila! You have your lovely Butter Garlic Prawns staring at you. Take out just the prawns in a plate (without the butter, oil and garlic mixture which is in the pan). Garnish the prawns with coriander and in your serving plate pour the butter, oil and garlic mixture on top of the prawns.

Mandarin Orange in Butter Garlic Prawns - ICSOptional Step:  Heat the remaining butter, oil and garlic mixture again on low flame and toss the orange slices for a minute. Then add this mixture on top of the prawns. It will give a nice flavour to the dish.

A chilled drink on the side will make this starter complete. 🙂

Relish your Palate!

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