Garlic Prawns Recipe

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Garlic Prawns
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  1. Remove prawn heads and peel prawns, leaving tails intact.
  2. 'Butterfly' prawns by turning them on to their backs and, working from the tail, use a small, sharp knife to slit them almost in half lengthwise.
  3. Press down lightly with your hand to flatten them slightly.
  4. Remove and discard the 'vein' located along the length of the cut.
  5. Place the prawns in a single layer into a buttered baking dish.
  6. Now, simply combine the melted butter, garlic, lemon rind and juice, 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley and a good pinch or two of black pepper and pour evenly over the prawns in the baking dish.
  7. At this stage, the dish can be covered with plastic wrap and kept in the fridge until you are ready to cook it.
  8. To cook, preheat oven to 230°C (450°F).
  9. Place the baking dish on the highest shelf of the oven.
  10. Cook prawns for 5-8 minutes, or until pink.
  11. The prawns will take more like 7-8 minutes to cook if they have been prepared earlier and chilled.
  12. To serve, sprinkle lightly with salt and with the reserved parsley.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 456.43 Kcal (1911 kJ)
Calories from fat 227.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.31g 39%
Cholesterol 431.25mg 144%
Sodium 1180.03mg 49%
Potassium 529.08mg 11%
Total Carbs 6.46g 2%
Sugars 0.93g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 50.82g 102%
Vitamin C 24.1mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 8%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 147.9mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.4 Kcal (617 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.17g 39%
Cholesterol 139.27mg 144%
Sodium 381.09mg 49%
Potassium 170.87mg 11%
Total Carbs 2.09g 2%
Sugars 0.3g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 4%
Protein 16.41g 102%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 8%
Iron 0.2mg 3%
Calcium 47.8mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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