King Prawn and Garlic recipe

King Prawns with Garlic Butter

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 4



1kg King Prawns
3 cloves Garlic
Softened Butter
Chopped Parsley


  1. Skin and chop the garlic cloves, mix with chopped parsley and the juice of half a lemon and blend with the softened butter.
  2. Place the butter mixture in cling film in the shape of a sausage; roll up gently, twisting the ends to tightly compress the mixture. Chill in the fridge.
  3. Defrost the king prawns; they can be left in the fridge overnight or hurried along in a sink of cold water.
  4. Split the prawns along the back, leaving the shell intact on the underside.
  5. Pat dry with paper towel and place on a baking tray.
  6. Spread the chilled garlic butter over the prawn flesh, leaving some to use as a garnish when they are cooked.
  7. Roast in a hot oven for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the size of the prawns.

Serve with lemon wedges and slices of the garlic butter.