Flaming Garlic and Whisky King Prawns

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 7 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Karen Burns-Booth

A dramatic and delicious twist on king prawns

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The method

  1. Melt the butter over a gentle heat in a large frying pan and then add the minced garlic. Sauté the garlic for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the king prawns and turn up the heat - sauté them for about 3- 5 minutes, turning them constantly until they are a vivid pink.
  3. Add the whisky and heat for about 15 seconds: VERY CAREFULLY set the whisky alight and shake the pan around - please be VERY careful!
  4. As soon as the flames have died down, serve the hot king prawns with the garlic and whisky butter, scattering the chopped parsley on top of them. Season lightly with salt and pepper or allow the diners to season them themselves.
  5. Allow about 2 to 3 per head for a starter and about 4 to 5 per head for a main meal.
  6. Serve with a lemon wedge, crusty bread, assorted salads, rice or pasta.

Note: Do take EXTRA care when you flambé the prawns in the whisky!