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Pan-fried Garlic Butter Prawns (Shrimp)

Forget takeout. Whip up finger-licking East-meets-West prawns in butter, garlic & coriander. Easy cooking, big flavours, happy faces!

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Garlic Butter Shrimp
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coriander garlic butter prawns (shrimp)

πŸ“ About This Recipe

While I was in China, my friends asked me to cook them something new, so I whipped up this dish. They were really impressed.

This recipe, despite its simplicity, packs a punch of amazing flavors. it’s become a real favorite in my kitchen.

The star of this dish is the coriander garlic butter sauce, which adds a burst of flavor to the prawns.

Coriander, also known as cilantro, is a herb that is widely used in various cuisines around the world for its fresh and citrusy flavor. Combined with minced garlic and melted butter, it creates a heavenly sauce that elevates the prawns to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Try it now and experience the best of both worlds!

🍳 Ingredients

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Garlic Butter Prawn (shrimp) ingredients
cut and deveined prawns (shrimp)
cut and deveined shrimp

πŸ”ͺ Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Prawns

Start by preparing the fresh prawns. Peel and devein them, leaving the tails intact for presentation. If desired, you can remove the tails for easier eating.

Step 2: Fry the garlic

Fry the garlic in a blend of oil and butter until it turns a light golden color.

Step 3: Cook the prawns

Add the prawns to the pan, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and fry until the prawns turn a beautiful pink color.

Step 4: Add coriander and serve

Remove the pan from the heat, gently stir in the fresh coriander, and get ready to serve this delightful dish!

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Q: Can I adjust the seasoning in coriander garlic butter prawns?

A: Yes, you can adjust the seasoning of coriander garlic butter prawns to suit your taste preferences. Add more or less salt and pepper according to your liking.

Q: What type of prawns are best for this recipe?

A: While it may be convenient to use frozen peeled prawns, it is recommended to use whole, unpeeled prawns (frozen or fresh) for the best flavor. Unpeeled prawns have more flavor intact and don’t lose any during the factory process, resulting in a more delicious dish.

Q: What to serve with this Coriander Garlic Butter Prawns?

A: This dish can be served with rice, used as a topping for noodle soup, or used as a flavorful filling for sandwiches. The versatility of this dish allows for creative serving options to suit your taste preferences and meal ideas.

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Pan-fried Garlic Butter shrimp

This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a special occasion meal. So why wait? Head to your kitchen and give this amazing recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Pan-fried Garlic Butter Prawns (shrimp)

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Finger-lickin' Garlic Butter Prawns (Shrimp)! Succulent bites bursting with a hint of Asian flair. Easy to make, impossible to resist.
Author: Lei
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: fusion
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 500 g prawns (medium to large)
  • 8 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder


  • Prepare the Prawns: Peel,cut and devein prawns, leaving the tails intact for presentation.
  • Fry the garlic: Heat the oil and butter over medium heat in a saucepan and add garlic until it is lightly golden.
  • Cook the prawns: Add the prawns to the pan, season with a little salt and pepper and fry till the prawns are fully pink (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Add coriander and serve: Turn off the heat, stir in the coriander and serve.

Recipe Notes:

  • Leaving the tails intact for presentation. If desired, you can remove the tails for easier eating.
  • It is recommended to use whole, unpeeled prawns (frozen or fresh) for the best flavour.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 35gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 345mgSodium: 1529mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 1279IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Chef Shahid-akhtar

    5 stars
    Delicious ..

  2. 5 stars
    These look amazing! I’ll have to try them for my next seafood night!

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