Monday, 13 April 2015

Chilli Garlic Lemon butter prawns

Chilli garlic lemon prawns are super easy to make and tastes delicious. Natural sweetness of the prawns pairs well with garlic and spicy chilli. This is the most easiest way to prepare prawns and can be done so quickly , especially for busy week night dinner.  I served it with egg fried rice as a side. These are good as an appetizer with dip.


To Marinate ( 30 minutes)

  • 300 Grams raw uncooked Prawns - shelled , deveined
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder / paprika

To Cook the prawns

  • 2 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 Garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried thyme + rosemary + Oregano mixture
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves / parsley
  • salt to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon to squeeze
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves for garnish


1. Add raw prawns in a zip lock bag
2. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, salt, Kashmiri red chilli powder, juice of 1/2 lemon
3. Pour this mixture into the zip lock bag , close the bag and mix / toss to coat prawns with the marinate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes
4. To cook  the prawns : In a skillet / pan / wok, heat butter. When the butter melts, add chopped garlic and fry until they are light golden. Do not burn garlic



5. Reduce the flame to low. Add red chilli flakes, ground black pepper, dried thyme, rosemary, oregano mixture and give it a nice stir


6. Add marinated prawns along with the marinate juice to the pan

7. Increase the flame to medium high and cook the prawns 2 minutes on each side or until they are pink and cooked through
8. Switch off the flame and squeeze juice of half lemon and sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves
9. Serve hot immediately with lemon wedges and your favourite dip

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