Dublin Bay Prawns in Garlic Butter

Recipe courtesy of King Sitric Fish Restaurant, East Pier, Howth, Co Dublin.


  • 6 oz peeled dublin bay prawns
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 splash dry white wine
  • 1 dash of tabasco
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • a little chopped parsley
  • a little olive oil (seasoning)


  1. Finely chop the garlic and soak half in the oil. Brush the prawns with this.
  2. Heat the rest of the oil in a sauté pan over a low heat until smoking.
  3. Add the prawns and cook slowly, removing any that disintegrate or crumble (it happens!). Keep warm.
  4. In a clean sauté pan, add the wine, lemon juice and Tabasco and reduce by 50% and then add the butter.
  5. Continue to swirl over a low heat until the butter melts into a smooth consistency.
  6. Add the garlic, parsley and prawns. Serve in an individual dish.


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