Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

    3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

    1 Tablespoon olive oil

    1 lb.  spot prawns, peeled and deveined

    1 cup of tomatoes, diced

    3/4 cup of fresh basil, roughly chopped

    Salt and Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


    Freshly cooked pasta or grilled bread, for serving


Melt butter with garlic in a small pan over medium-low heat, just until garlic begins to brown.  Remove from heat.

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. 

Pat prawns dry with a paper towel.

Add prawns and cook, shaking the pan back and forth to prevent sticking, until prawns begin to turn opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Stir in tomatoes and basil, then the garlic butter; turn off the heat. 

Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Serve with cooked pasta or grilled bread.