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Garlic Prawns

Serves: 4

Who doesn’t love garlic prawns?? These are quick and simple to make.


24 large prawns
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2 small red chillies, very finely chopped
250 ml (1 cup) olive oil
60 g (21/4 oz) butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.

Preheat the oven to 220C

Sprinkle the garlic and chillies into four cast-iron or gratin dishes.

Divide the oil and butter among the dishes.

Put the dishes on a baking tray in the oven and heat for about 6 minutes, or until the butter has melted.

Divide the prawns among the dishes being careful not to splash yourself with hot oil.

Bake for about 7 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and tender.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately with slices of crusty bread

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