Grilled Garlic Butter Prawns

Grilled Garlic Butter Prawns

I would eat garlic butter on garlic butter, so when you put it on something as delicious as fresh prawns I shall not share with you, or anybody for that matter.
Done on the BBQ if you have the weather for it, even better. 
A banging glass of rose beside it, even better again! 
Wine Pairing
Serves 8
  • 1.5 kg Fresh Prawns, shell and head still on
  • 2 tbsp cajun powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

For the garlic butter:

  • 300g butter
  • 12 garlic cloves, crushed or grated
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cajun powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 120ml heavy cream



  1. If your prawns have not been deveined then you need to do this first.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice into each sucker down the length of their back and remove the vein.
  3. Chuck them all in a large bowl, the prawns not the veins.
  4. Chuck in the cajun powder, smoked paprika, lemon juice, salt, olive oil.
  5. Mix well with your hands, making sure you've coated each and every part of the prawns.
  6. Melt your butter now in a pot over medium heat.
  7. Once melted, add your chopped garlic, lemon juice, cajun, paprika & chilli flakes.
  8. Cook for about 2 minutes, should be very fragrant.
  9. Pour in your cream now.
  10. Bring it all to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Preheat your grill.
  12. Like I said before if you are using a bqq this will add further flavour and I highly recommend doing so.
  13. Prawns will need to cook for 3 minutes each side.
  14. Remove from the grill or bbq and add them to the pot of hot sauce.
  15. Toss the prawns in the pot with your garlic butter.
  16. Serve with some bread and lemon wedges and enjoy!!