Garlic Prawns

Recipe by Kookaburra
READY IN: 45mins




  • Remove prawn heads and peel prawns, leaving tails intact.
  • '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.
  • Press down lightly with your hand to flatten them slightly.
  • Remove and discard the 'vein' located along the length of the cut.
  • Place the prawns in a single layer into a buttered baking dish.
  • 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.
  • At this stage, the dish can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge until you are ready to cook it.
  • To cook, preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).
  • Place the baking dish on the highest shelf of the oven.
  • Cook prawns for 5-8 minutes, or until pink.
  • The prawns will take more like 7-8 minutes to cook if they have been prepared earlier and chilled.
  • To serve, sprinkle lightly with salt and with the reserved parsley.