Creamy Butter Garlic Prawns Recipe with Cumin

Garlic and cumin butter prawns

  • serves 2
  • Easy

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



  • whole raw king prawns 12
  • unsalted butter 100g
  • cumin seeds 1½ tsp
  • garlic 4 cloves, finely chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley a small handful, chopped
  • lemon juice a squeeze
  • crusty bread crusty bread to serve (optional)


  • Step 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.

  • Step 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 recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 425
  • Fat 42g
  • Saturates 26.2g
  • Carbs 1.6g
  • Sugars 0.5g
  • Fibre 0.8g
  • Protein 9.9g
  • Salt 0.3g