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Garlic Prawns

Garlic Prawns

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 5

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1kg large fresh green prawns (raw)

  • 100g butter, melted

  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 2tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, juice of

  • 1 lemon, zest of, finely grated

  • fresh ground black pepper

  • salt

Directions

  • 01

    Remove prawn heads and peel prawns, leaving tails intact.

  • 02

    'Butterfly' prawns by turning them on to their backs and, working from the tail, use a small, sharp knife to slit them almost in half lengthwise.

  • 03

    Press down lightly with your hand to flatten them slightly.

  • 04

    Remove and discard the 'vein' located along the length of the cut.

  • 05

    Place the prawns in a single layer into a buttered baking dish.

  • 06

    Now, simply combine the melted butter, garlic, lemon rind and juice, 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley and a good pinch or two of black pepper and pour evenly over the prawns in the baking dish.

  • 07

    At this stage, the dish can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge until you are ready to cook it.

  • 08

    To cook, preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).

  • 09

    Place the baking dish on the highest shelf of the oven.

  • 10

    Cook prawns for 5-8 minutes, or until pink.

  • 11

    The prawns will take more like 7-8 minutes to cook if they have been prepared earlier and chilled.

  • 12

    To serve, sprinkle lightly with salt and with the reserved parsley.

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