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Garlic Butter Prawns

A great Keto appetizer

Whether you are dining alone or entertaining friends, garlic butter prawns make a great starter.  Most of my memories of this dish are from Goa where you sit in a shack on the beach and order garlic butter prawns or calamari, in my case it’s been more calamari than prawns but I do quite like them none the less. It’s about 4-5 ingredients and is whipped up in a matter of minutes. So I hope you dig this recipe. Enjoy!

A classic combination of flavours

Butter, garlic, parsley and lemon, they are all flavours that go well together and go particularly well with seafood of any kind. You can replace the prawns with calamari or you can even cook fish, crabs, lobster tails in the same way. The key with cooking most seafood is to keep in mind that it cooks extremely quickly so you want to have it on a nice high heat for a short duration of time. The idea is to get some colour on the flesh but at the same time not over cook the seafood. It will become rubbery and tough if you overcook it. So just keep that in mind as well. Also once you remove the seafood you might find that the resting juices are more than you desire, in that case you can return that to pan and reduce it down to get more of a ‘jus’ like consistency and then pour that over the rested seafood.



Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 452
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 39g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g

This recipe makes 1 serving. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Garlic Butter Prawns

A lovely prawn appitizer
4.30 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine General
Servings 1 serving



  • Marinate the prawns with the salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano and mix well.
  • Heat some olive oil in the pan, add a pat of butter.
  • Once melted add in the garlic followed by the parsley
  • Next add in the prawns and cook till done
  • Turn off the gas, add a pat of butter, splash of lime.
  • Serve
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  1. Great recipe, as always. I made 4 servings all at once and found that it was way too much salt. That’s all, thanks for always bringing us new recipes.

  2. This recipe is way off. It says he used 100 grams of prawns. Yet the video shows a huge plate of prawns that has to be 250-350 grams. I used 340 grams of prawns and tripled all the spices in an attempt to triple the recipe. The dish was way, way, way too salty and over seasoned. I poured water over it and drained the water and spices, twice. But too much of the salt had been absorbed into the prawns. I’d recommend assuming the he meant to say 300 grams prawns and then follow the recipe.

  3. Hi Sahil,

    How long does it takes for the prawns to cook ? I have never cooked prawns. So no idea on that front!

  4. Just YES. I have not been this lemony-garlic happy since my week in Positano, Italy. Fabulously easy as it is delicious. Served with beets and goat cheese and crusty bread to sop up the lemon sunshine

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