Well, let’s be honest, if you’re eating garlic anything you need to be with good friends!
A good food and wine experience is always enhanced when shared with good friends and we have a couple of friends who share our love of good food and wine. We spend many a weekend together indulging this passion along with good conversation and a lot of laughs. Like us, they are garlic lovers and one of the most simple but popular casual lunches we enjoy is a platter of garlic prawns served with a basket of beautiful, crusty bread to dunk in and soak up the delicious garlic butter. The perfect accompaniment is a bottle (or two!) of champagne or prosecco.
They say good produce cooked simply is always a winner and this dish is certainly the epitome of that. If you, your family and friends are garlicophiles like us, then you will love this.
Prawns Cooked in Garlic Butter
Large Australian Prawn Cutlets or Prawn Meat (I allow 5-6 per person)
12 garlic cloves, crushed (I am currently using some amazing Tasmanian grown garlic I got from the Bunbury Farmers Market)
3 tablespoons of olive oil (stops the butter burning)
Chilli Flakes (to your taste but don’t let it overpower the garlic!)
75gm Butter (I use locally produced Capel Traditional Butter, again from the Farmers Market)
Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
Put the olive oil and butter into a large frypan and when the butter has melted add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes but do not let the garlic burn.
Add the prawn cutlets or meat and cook until they turn pale pink. Take off the heat and fold through the chopped parsley before pouring onto a large serving platter for sharing along with all the melted garlic butter.
Serve with your favourite crusty bread to soak up that garlicky butter (I think this is the best bit!).
………and don’t forget the champagne – Salut!