Tiger Prawns in Garlic Butter

"These are incredable!! You will never have enough and everyone will want the recipe!! Make lots for a full meal or serve as a first course. from Mexican, healthy ways with a favourite cusine." I have served these shelled as a main course, and as an appie shelled rather than have the guests shell them."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (213.2 g)
  • Calories 884.5
  • Total Fat - 49.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.3 mg
  • Sodium - 540.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 99.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.4 g
  • Sugars - 3.2 g
  • Protein - 10.4 g
  • Calcium - 171.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Rinse the prawns in a colander, remove their heads and leave them to drain.

Step 2

Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan, add the garlic and fry over a low heat for 2 to 3 minutes (Cook the prawns in a large frying pan , cast iron, or a flam proof dish that can be taken directly to the table, so that they retain their heat until they are served).

Step 3

Add the lime rind and juice. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more. Add the prawns and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes, only until they turn pink.

Step 4

Remove them from the heat, sprinkle with coriander and serve with the warm tortillas.

Step 5

Give each guest a finger bowl filled with water and a slice of lemon, for cleaning their fingers after shelling the prawns, and provide lots of paper napkins!

Step 6

Alternately : Peel the prawns before cooking and serve with toothpicks as an appetizer, be sure to serve in a bowl so that the juice is on the prawns. OR Peel before cooking and serve as a main course with side dishes and baguette slices to sop up the juice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These make a great appetizer and we really thought they were fabulous! This is a new to us way of making shrimp and it won't be the last time we have them!

review by:
(7 Jul 2013)


These are absolutely delicious!!! I served a few batches of these up at a pot-luck brunch and they were devoured!! Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(6 Aug 2012)