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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Garlic Butter Prawns

In such times when I lift the newspaper anticipating one bad news or other, today’s paper was a pleasant surprise in the front page. It said that “ Life in the heart of Chennai came to a halt on Monday to save a life. In a textbook example of precise coordination between surgeons of two hospitals and the city traffic police, a medical team transported a heart from Government General Hospital to Fortis Malar Hospitals in Adyar, about 12km away, in less than 13 minutes by creating a "green corridor" - that is, red-light free access.” These types of well-coordinated gestures reaffirm our faith in humanity. Proud to be a part of this City.
I believe that whatever we do ,if we give our best shot then we could create smiles in our entire life span. 

This dish called buttery garlic prawn is what I tried few months back after my Goa trip and my family had smiles written all over their faces. The recipe below is super easy and quick to make. The addition of parsley here surely brings out the best flavours in small prawns. Here’s the recipe for that.

400 gms small Prawns {peeled and deveined}
1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley
8-10 minced Garlic
3-4 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Cream {I generally like it very soupy hence less cream but you can add 1/2 cup of cream for more thickness}
2 Whole Dry red chillies
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground Black pepper powder

In a pan heat butter over medium heat. Once melted add minced garlic, toss again and saute is for few seconds. Making sure they do not burn ! Add prawns and cook until pink and the flesh is opaque in the center, about 2 minutes. Add cooking cream and stir well. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt.  Simmer the sauce until it has thickened to your desired consistency. Turn off the heat and pour into a serving dish. Add lemon juice and sprinkle some parsley. Serve this quick and easy garlic butter prawns with any bread.


  1. This look so good , i always say if it was not for my cholestrol i would eat always scampis , i love using the bread to mopp up all that delicious butter. Yeah read the news about it online.

  2. This is my fav disg to order whenever we go to sea food restaurants and i guess they also call it Shrimp Scampi here :-) I just had to stop by and drool more when i saw the pics on fb :-P Awesome...and ya that news about Chennai was truly heart warming and there actually is a malayalam movie named Traffic which is exactly the same story and that was also inspired by a real life incident that happened somewhere in India itself. So ya, Humaity does exist if we have the ill to do it.

  3. The dish looks incredible!!! Fabulous presentation Deepa :)

  4. i wish i got that plate.. finger licking good !!!!

  5. simply awesome deepa , will make soon

  6. I simply adore prawns.... this is a lovely dish... :)

  7. Love your recipe and looks so good!

  8. Wow looks so yummy,will surely try..thanks for sharing

  9. isnt it heart warming to see something good in the morning paper. wish that had happened more often. the shrimp looooks divine

  10. This looks good! And very fragrant with the parsley!

  11. Looks yummy just feel like grabbing the plate :)

  12. I have been missing your posts and that's why i came to visit ur blog.........guess it was worth it!!! Had missed this awesome recipe...........truly mouth watering!!

  13. Love prawn in any form !

  14. Love ur new look of your blog..Thank you for sharing the good news about chennai..I am really missing it..I cant wait to come back..Butter prawns looks absolute delicious..

  15. I have made very limited prawn recipe, will try your version next time!

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    1. Looks Yummy !!! Check out the Grilled Prawns recipe at


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