Garlic Prawns in the Microwave

Total Time
35mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
5 mins

Another from the mother in law. I don't leave tails intact, personal preference. Preparation time includes peeling prawns. Spring onions also known as scallions or green onions. UPDATE - thank you to Karen Elizabeth would never have thought to use this as way to cook the prawns to ADD to other dishes such as she did with a vegetable stir fry - great idea, thank you. A PLEASE NOTE - I now have a 900W microwave and I find 3 1/2 to 4 minutes does it, When this recipe was first presented wattages in ovens where very low so the higher wattages today will determine the cooking times.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 500 g prawns (raw)
  • 78.07 ml peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed or minced or 2 teaspoon from jar)
  • 29.58 ml spring onions (white part finely chopped)
  • 29.58 ml dry sherry
  • 0.25 ml Tabasco sauce (or 1 dash chili powder or 1 small chilli pepper, finely sliced, deseed or not)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions

  1. Peel and devein prawns, leaving tails intact.
  2. Put prawns into a microwave proof dish or divide prawns into 4 microproof ramekins.
  3. Combine all other ingredients and pour over prawns or divide between the 4 ramekins.
  4. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with crusty bread.