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Garlic and Cumin Butter Prawns

Make the most of juicy king prawns by slathering in this buttery garlicky sauce – a light, punchy dinner idea ready in 20 minutes.

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 20 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2


    •    1 1/2 cumin seeds
    •    100g unsalted butter
    •    a squeeze lemon juice
    •    12 whole raw king prawns
    •    4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    •    crusty bread to serve (Optional)
    •    a small handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Shell the prawns, leaving the little end tail in place. Butterfly the prawns by gently running a sharp knife along the back of the prawns so that they open up and remove the black vein.
  2. Heat the butter in a large frying pan. Lightly crush the cumin seeds with a pestle and mortar and add to the pan with the garlic. Fry for 1 minute before tossing in the prawns and cooking for 2-3 minutes until they’ve turned pink. Stir through the parsley and a good squeeze of lemon juice, and serve with crusty bread, if you like.

This great family recipe is thanks to Olive Magazine Recipes at


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