Oven-Baked Prawns in Garlic-Chilli Butter

Seeing as it is now the range among my fellow food bloggers to give non-recipes now and then, I’ve decided to start giving a few suggestions in this manner.

The first dish I’m going to share is for prawns that are baked in a foil parcel with a mixture of butter, garlic and dried chilli flakes. I did serve this with whole grain rice at first, but I think a tangle of freshly cooked spaghetti or tagliatelle will also go down well. Or maybe even some crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Oven-Baked Prawns in Garlic-Chilli Butter

This was an experiment done a few weeks ago, and it was very good.

Preheat the oven to 180c fan/200c/gas 6. In a bowl, combine butter, garlic and dried chilli flakes. In a foil cooking bag, place the garlic butter, and enough prawns for however many people you are cooking for. Seal the bag well, you don’t want garlic butter leaking everywhere. If you want to, you can add a little white wine to the foil bag before sealing.

Bake in the oven for 5-8 minutes until the prawns are pink, and the butter is melted. Remove from the oven, and serve the prawns and butter sauce with either freshly cooked wholemeal rice, pasta or crusty bread. 

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