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Prawns With Garlic And Ouzo Or Brandy ©

May 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is absolutely my favorite, very quick to prepare and there can never be enough!

It makes an excellent starter, or a main course!

 

 

Prawns With Garlic And Ouzo ©

 

Easy

 

 

Two Persons

 

 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

 

 

Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes Max!

 

 

 

Ingredients

10-15 Prawns depending on size

2-4 Cloves of garlic

50 g Butter

2 tbs Ouzo or Brandy

2-3 tbs fresh chopped parsley or coriander

Salt, freshly ground black pepper

1 Finely sliced fresh red Chili or Chili flakes( Optional)

 

Method

1. Buy prawns from a reliable fish shop. ( To check for freshness, they should be shiny, eyes black, not grey, curled up, not stretched out and smell fresh.) Wash well and drain.

2. Finely chop garlic, parsley and Chili if using.

3. Melt butter in large frying pan. Add garlic and prawns and cook over a medium heat for two minutes on each side.

4. Pour over Ouzo or Bandy and cook for one minute, so that alcohol evaporates. ( This is important, so that the sauce is not bitter. When smelling the cooking prawns, the scent of alcohol should have disappeared.)

5. Remove from heat, season and sprinkle with parsley or coriander.

6. Serve on hot plates, straight away along with hot crusty bread.

Cook’s Tip : These are best eaten with your fingers, so provide warm bowls of water with slices of lemon for each person.

***** Prawns need very little cooking, or they shrink and become tough!

 

 

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Wash prawns in fresh water and leave to drain.

 

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Peel garlic and finely chop.

Wash parsley or coriander and finely chop.

 

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Have all your ingredients ready, before starting to cook.

 

 

Prawns With Garlic And Ouzo ©

Melt butter in large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add garlic and chili if using…….

 

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….and Prawns. Cook for two minutes on each side, no more as they cook quickly.

 

Prawns With Garlic And Ouzo ©

Add Ouzo or if preferred Brandy.

Cook for one minute, until alcohol has evaporated.

 

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Remove from heat, season and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley or coriander.

Serve straight away on pre-heated plates.

Delicious!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Christian permalink
    September 21, 2015 9:18 pm

    What would you serve this with? We are really hungry and are craving shrimps!

    Christian & John xx

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    • September 21, 2015 9:22 pm

      This is a starter, meze, but could easily be served with Basmati rice…..pour a little sauce onto the basmati or mix it all together. Use one cup full of basmati, not more….

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