Butter Prawns

barbara lentz


Delicious snap off the head peel and dredge in the yummy sauce.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 12
    prawns head and shell on (optional) cut along the outside edge of prawns to remove the vein head rinsed out
  • 1/3 c
    coconut shredded
  • 1 c
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/4 c
    dried curry leaves (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 medium
    shallot chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce

How to Make Butter Prawns


  1. You don't have to cook the shrimp in the shell with heads on but it gives the sauce a better flavor. To clean the shrimp, squeeze the heads while running cold water over them. Cut a slit on the outside of the prawns and pull out the poop vein. Rinse well in cold water and set aside. In a dry skillet place the coconut over medium high heat and cook until browned. Immediately remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Place the oil in a large skillet and fry the prawns 2 minutes each side. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Wipe out the pan.
  3. Add the butter and melt. Add the garlic, shallot and dried curry leaves and cook 2 minutes. Add the honey and soy sauce. Cook 1 minutes.
  4. Add the prawns back to the pan and add the coconut. Stir well and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Serve the prawns with sauce spooned over

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About Butter Prawns

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Chinese

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