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Simple Pan-fried Garlic Prawns

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Simple Pan-fried Garlic Prawns
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Cook 5 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

Embark on a culinary journey to the coast with our succulent Pan-Fried Prawns, an easy-to-follow recipe that promises to add a touch of elegance to your dining table in just 10 minutes! This seafood delicacy, known for its minimalistic ingredient list and quick cooking method, is the ultimate way to enjoy the ocean’s fare while indulging in a flavorful escapade.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, our Pan-Fried Prawns recipe, renowned for its simplicity and gourmet appeal, is your passport to a successful seafood feast. All you need are fresh prawns, high-quality extra virgin olive oil, vibrant parsley, aromatic garlic, and a splash of brandy to ignite the flavor spectrum. These humble ingredients harmonize to create a mouthwatering dish that’s bound to impress at any gathering.

Yearning for more variety? This versatile recipe caters to all preferences. Opt for fresh prawns to experience sea-to-table freshness or use well-thawed frozen prawns as a convenient, yet equally tantalizing alternative. Whichever you choose, the result will be irresistible prawns with a perfect sear, ready to grace your special occasions menu, be it a New Year’s Eve banquet, a holiday feast, or an upscale weekend dinner.

No brandy in the pantry? Fret not! Substitute with cognac to ensure your Pan-Fried Prawns retain that exquisite, flambeed excellence. It’s this adaptability that makes our Brandy-Kissed Pan-Fried Prawns a favorite among seafood aficionados.


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  1. To prepare Pan-Fried Prawns start by carefully washing the prawns under running water. Take a frying pan and sauté the finely chopped garlic in a drizzle of oil, then add the prawns, a pinch of salt and some chopped fresh parsley.

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  2. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning the prawns halfway through cooking, deglaze with a little bit of brandy and when the alcohol part has evaporated the Pan-Fried Prawns will be ready to be served and enjoyed.

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If you want, you can replace the Brandy with White Wine in the same amount and make tasty Pan-Fried Prawns with Wine. If you like you can also add some finely chopped fresh chili pepper so as to give it a slight touch of spiciness.


Pair these luxurious prawns with a crisp, white wine and fresh, artisanal bread to soak up the sumptuous juices, ensuring every bite is a celebration of flavor.


Pan-fried Prawns should be eaten immediately after cooking. If necessary you can store them in the refrigerator for a day sealed in an airtight container.