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Prawns in a frying pan with garlic butter.

Hot King Prawns In Garlic Butter

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
  • Cuisine: French


This simple and delicious recipe for French-style Pan Fried King Prawns in Garlic Butter is an indulgent summer lunchtime treat – ready in just 15 minutes and requiring just 4 ingredients it is perfect served with a baguette to mop up all that delicious prawn-infused garlic butter from the bottom of your bowl.


  • 60g (4 tbsp) lightly salted butter
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • roughly 300g (10 oz) cooked shell on prawns
  • small handful flat leaf parsley


  1. Heat most of the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat until frothy. Add the garlic – finely chopped – and gently cook until the garlic is soft.
  2. Add the prawns to the pan and gently cook until they’re heated through.
  3. Add the parsley – finely chopped – and the remaining butter. Cook until the butter has melted and serve in warm bowls to stop the butter hardening in the bottom whilst you’re still eating.


Add a pinch of salt at the end of cooking if you only have unsalted butter to hand.