French Garlic Prawns


  • 24 large prawn
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 small red chillies, very finely chopped
  • 250ml olive oil
  • 60g butter
  • 2 tbspchooped parsley



  • Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact.
  • Preheat the oven to 220C (425F). Sprinkle the garlic and chilli into four cast iron or gratin dishes. Divide the oil and butter among the dishes.
  • Put the dishes on a baking tray in the oven and heat for about 6 minutes, or until the butter has melted.
  • Divide the prawns among the dishes (put the in carefully, without splashing yourself with hot oil) and bake for about 7 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and tender.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and fresh baquette and serve immedieately.