Easy Pan-Seared Garlic Prawns Recipe

Remember grannies recipes?  If she made Pan-Seared Garlic Prawns, the recipe didn’t come from some new idea made up for online ratings.  Some of these recipes have been in my family for generations.  My gran was born 1896.  If you like Easy food then we have plenty of recipes including more garlic / prawns recipes.

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Pan-Seared Garlic Prawns Ingredients

Easy Pan-Seared Garlic Prawns

  • makes 4 servings
  • 1 pound frozen extra-large shrimp (“easy-peel” or peeled, deveined)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 good-sized clove)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • a big pinch of red pepper flakes (plus more for passing at the table)
  • fresh lime wedges, for garnish
  • Method

  • 1. Put The Shrimp In A Colander In The Sink And Run Cold Water Over Them Until They Are Thawed. Drain Well, And Pat Dry With Paper Towels. If Using Easy-Peel Shrimp, Remove The Shells And, Optionally, The Tails.
  • 2. In A Shallow Pie Plate Or Bowl, Combine The Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, And Red Pepper Flakes; Mix Well. Add The Thawed Shrimp And Toss To Coat Well. Cover Tightly And Refrigerate For At Least 20 Minutes And Up To An Hour.
  • 3. Place A Large (10-To 12-Inch) Heavy Skillet Over Medium Heat. After About A Minute, Add The Shrimp (Leaving The Extra Marinade Behind In The Bowl To Discard). Cook For 1 To 2 Minutes On Each Side, Or Until The Shrimp Turn From Glossy To Opaque.
  • 4. Transfer To A Serving Platter And Serve Immediately, With Many Fresh Lime Wedges And Additional Red Pepper Flakes If You Like.
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