Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Creamy garlic prawns recipe

These creamy garlic prawns are restaurant quality that you can make at home. Flavoured with garlic, white wine, basil and fresh cream, they make a perfect entree and are great served with rice.



  • 100g butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 500g green peeled prawns, tails intact
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • 8 basil leaves, finely chopped.


In a frying pan, melt butter and add garlic, heating until just bubbling.

Pour in dry white wine and bring to the boil.

Add prawns in a single layer and cook for a minute on each side.

Pour cream over and bring to the boil.

Stir in basil.

Remove prawns with a slotted spoon and continue simmering sauce until it is reduced by one third.

Return prawns to the sauce and serve on a bed of rice garnished with fresh basil. 


  • These taste just like restaurant-style garlic prawns and you will be surprised how easy it is to make them at home.
  • Be careful not to burn the garlic when you add it to the butter. It needs to be cooked just a little to release the flavours.
  • The prawns cook in very little time and it's important not to overcook them so they retain that fresh firm texture.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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