Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Chilli Garlic Prawns in Lemon Butter Sauce

This appetizer is quite simple to make and is a wonderful way to kickstart your cocktail party. Easy to assemble and equally yummy to eat, it is an instant hit with guests who like to eat a little something with their drinks. 

300 gms small prawns deveined and tails removed
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp chilli flakes or as per taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and clean the prawns and keep aside. Preferably, keep the prawns in a strainer to let go of excess water. 
In a pan heat the butter and just before it starts browning, add the lemon juice. Now add the garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes till the raw smell goes and turns a bit golden. Now add the prawns and sauté on medium heat till they turn pink. Add the chilli flakes, salt, and pepper and mix. If the prawns leave a lot of water, put the gas on high till most of it is dried up, for about 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly. Take care not to over fry else the prawns will be rubbery. Remove from heat and serve. 

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