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%butter garlic prawn recipe debjanir rannaghar

Butter Garlic Prawn | Garlic Butter Shrimp


This Butter Garlic Prawn recipe is a favorite of mine! Oh yes, I am talking about the good dose of butter, a lot of garlic and a lot of fresh herbs, and for sure fresh prawns! This recipe just cannot go wrong!


Units Scale
  • 500g Prawns (or Shrimps) (see recipe card for a few tips and more)
  • 75g Butter
  • 20 cloves Garlic
  • 60g Fresh Parsley (1 cup)
  • 4 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Rock Salt


  1. I prefer to use medium-sized prawns with the skin and tail on for this recipe. Check notes for further detail. 
  2. Clean the prawns if they are not already. 
  3. Now marinade the prawns with salt, black pepper, and also lemon juice for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make a mince of the garlic cloves.
  5. Finely chop parsley as well. 
  6. Now heat 2/3 of the butter in a skillet.
  7. Add chopped garlic and fry those for a minute.
  8. Now add the marinated prawns and fry for 2 minutes.
  9. While adding the prawns do not add the liquid. Keep it for later use. 
  10. Once fried, add chopped parsley, chili flakes, and rock salt and give a light mix and fry for a minute.
  11. Now add the liquid and on high heat fry for a minute.
  12. Lastly, add the remaining butter and mix it properly.
  13. Switch the flame off and serve the butter garlic Prawn after sprinkling some fresh parsley if you have those.


  • Keep the cooking time 5-6 minutes in total after adding the prawns. Do not overcook prawns if you wish to eat buttery soft prawns.
  • I prefer using prawns with the tail on (but deveined). This way I get some extra cooking time. 
  • In case you are using completely dressed prawns, cook till it changes color to light pink.
  • For a low-calorie version, use olive oil instead of butter. Just don't call it butter garlic prawns then!
  • You can use olive oil and butter in 1:1 proportion. I do that once in a while.
  • I use salted butter for this recipe. If you plan to use unsalted butter, adjust the salt accordingly.
  • Rock salt is completely optional and can be replaced with normal salt. I however, like the twist.
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Continental


  • Serving Size: 150g
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 0.7g
  • Sodium: 964mg
  • Fat: 17.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 30.3g
  • Cholesterol: 304mg

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