Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Oven-baked garlic prawns recipe

These garlic and chilli prawns are baked in the oven so they cook evenly and still have that delicious crunch.

Serving Size:




  • 1 kg large green prawns (with tail on)
  • 1/2 cup (125g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • lemon slices to garnish


Step 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Cover baking tray with baking paper and lay prawns out on the tray, evenly spaced.

Step 2. In a small saucepan heat the butter and oil over a medium heat and add the garlic and chilli flakes. Cook for 1 minute.

Step 3. Pour garlic butter mixture evenly over the prawns.

Step 4. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and lemon slices.

Oven-baked prawns


  • I like to serve these with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious garlic butter.
  • This is especially good for when you have to feed a crowd and it's a good way to cook the prawns without over-cooking them.
  • We used chilli flakes but if you are serving these to little ones then you may like to omit them.
  • If you have a fresh batch of delicious prawns that are already cooked then you may like to make these Fresh prawns with two dips.
  • When you want garlic prawns but are after a substantial meal then you can try this Lemon  and garlic prawn pasta. It's filling and delicious.
  • When you want pizza but are sick of eating the traditional types you can go gourmet and try this Garlic prawn pizza. It is packed full of flavour.
  • When you need to impress these Prawn and avocado stacks have layers of avocado, tabouli and fresh prawns.
  • If you have any prawns left, you can add them to this delicious Prawn fried rice.
  • These Prawn toasts are popular in any Chinese restaurant but did you know you can make them at home yourself?
  • If your family is not fond of chilli then you may like to try these Lemon garlic prawns. They are so easy and will have the kids asking for more.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.