Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce | How to make Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce

By Disha Khurana  |  7th Aug 2015  |  
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Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauceby Disha Khurana
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About Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce Recipe

This dish always takes me back to Goa. The beach, shacks & some delicious sea food

Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce

Ingredients to make Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce

  • 250gms Prawns shelled & deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 40gms butter
  • 3 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp parsley finely chopped
  • lemon juice from half a lemon
  • Freshly crushed black pepper
  • salt to taste

How to make Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce

  1. Apply decent amount of salt to the prawns & keep aside for 15mins. Since this dish has a lot of butter, keep the salt content in the butter in mind too while adding salt to the prawns
  2. In a nonstick pan on a low flame, heat the oil & the butter. The reason you add oil first is because if you add butter first, it will burn. Thus you add the oil to stop the butter from burning.
  3. Add the garlic & cook for a minute or two. Keep the flame low on all times as you want to cook the garlic & not sauté it. So it almost boils off in all the butter & oil.
  4. Once the garlic is soft, crank up the heat to medium flame but never on high flame & add the prawns.
  5. Sprinkle a generous amount of freshly crushed black pepper.
  6. Give it a stir & cover it for exactly four minutes.
  7. Sprinkle chopped parsley & drizzle lemon juice & mix nicely so that the lemon juice is mixed evenly. Carefully remove the prawns in a serving dish leaving the sauce & all the juices in the pan.
  8. Now crank up the heat on high flame to dry out all the excess moisture & water from the sauce. What should remain in the pan is the soft garlic along with a nice buttery-salty-peppery-yummy sauce.
  9. Drizzle this sauce on the prawns & serve immediately.

My Tip:

Cooking shell fish requires hardly any time & it is so easy to overcook seafood resulting into a rubbery – chewy mess which is not at all pleasant to eat. Keep a close eye while cooking any shell fish & your dish will always be a great hit.

Reviews for Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce (7)

Maisha Kukreja3 years ago

will try it soon at home! Thanks for sharing :D

Niloupher Sethna3 years ago


Ishita Kumar4 years ago

Can't wait to try this one..

Shini Prakash4 years ago

Looks lovely :D can we grill the prawns first and then saute it with the butter and garlic sauce?

Sujata Limbu4 years ago

This dish also reminds me of Goa! Will definitely add it to my to do list :D

bina bedi4 years ago

Excellent !!

Pranav Shah4 years ago

Looks really good, definitely trying it. Will let you know how it turns out!!