Celebrate The Season of Love with Tangy Lemon Butter Garlic Prawn Cocktail!

Coming up with Valentine’s Day date ideas may be stressful, especially amidst the pandemic. But it doesn’t mean you can’t make it a memorable experience. There may be limits on where you can go out, but there have never been more entertaining stay-at-home date possibilities. Simple gestures, such as breakfast-in-bed or a cosy candlelit dinner, become extraordinary. 

Stay in the comfort of your own home and organise a romantic date night that will be more memorable than any restaurant supper.

While planning the perfect 5-star date at home, what could be more posh and satisfying than tantalising lemon garlic butter prawns! Make your partner feel extra-special by cooking this delectable dish for them. These incredibly luscious lemon butter garlic prawns are the perfect recipe to fill your Valentine’s Day with the warmth of love and care.

But before going into the recipe, let’s go through some tips to cook prawns perfectly.

How to cook prawns perfectly?

Prawns cook rapidly, which is why they are frequently overcooked or undercooked. When something is just in the skillet for three or four minutes – which is how long we generally cook prawns – there is less room for error. You may cook prawns on lower heat for a longer time, but it is best to sear or sauté prawns on high heat for the best results. It provides the best texture, juicy and delicate, with no stringy chewiness. 

The only way to ensure that the prawn cooks evenly is to spread them out across the bottom of the pan. This way, they are all exposed to the heated surface of the pan. However, try not to overcrowd your pan as this will lower the temperature, it’s better to cook in small batches.

Keep an eye on the crevice in the prawn’s back where the vein was removed. Keep your focus on the thickest section of the prawn (the other end from the tail), and when the flesh at the base of that crevice becomes transparent to opaque, the prawn is done.

Once the prawns are in the pan, you can’t ignore them. You must pay close attention to them. If you do, you will always have perfectly cooked prawns. This is beginning to sound like dating advice. Don’t worry; it’s all about succulent crustaceans.

Since prawns are the star of this dish, make sure you get great ones. Luckily, we sell them! Licious Tiger Prawns are sourced daily from government-approved partners. Our tiger prawns are deshelled, cleaned, and deveined by experts, so you don’t have to! Just use them straight out of the pack upon delivery. 

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How to cook the best lemon garlic butter prawn?
So, here is the recipe for butter garlic lemon prawns guaranteed to amplify your Valentine's Day celebrations!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil, then add the prawns.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and cooked through.
  3. Once cooked, drain the prawns and place them on a dish to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a mixing dish, combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and lemon juice.
  5. Sprinkle it with pepper and salt to taste.
  6. When the prawns become cool enough to touch, combine them with the sauce.
  7. In cocktail glasses, put avocado slices and divide the grated lettuce among them.
  8. Serve with the prawn cocktail mix and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on top.
  9. Serve right away.
Recipe Notes

Wrapping up… This lemon garlic prawns recipe is a sure shot way to make your loved one feel special and start your Valentine’s meal off. It’s delicious, fancy and adds a personal touch because you will have cooked it yourself. Try out the recipe and share it on Instagram with #MadeWithLicious to get a chance to win Licious Cash.

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