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Harissa Garlic Butter Prawns

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
  • Category: Starters
  • Method: One Pan
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These delicious king prawns are infused with a hot harissa garlic butter – perfect to serve as a summer starter or main dish with crusty bread and a nice cold glass of something crisp!


  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 35g (1 1/4 oz) unsalted butter
  • large pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp rose harissa
  • 810 cooked king prawns (jumbo shrimp), shells on
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic clove. Add it to a non-stick frying pan along with half the butter and set it over a medium heat.
  2. Once the butter is frothy and you can really smell the garlic (but whatever you do don’t let it colour!) add a pinch of sea salt and stir in the harissa.
  3. Add the prawns and allow to warm through for a few minutes before squeezing over the lemon juice.
  4. Add the remaining butter and once it has melted swirl the pan to coat the prawns before stirring in the parsley. Serve immediately.