How to cook low carb garlic prawns

Prawns are not cheap but they are tasty and with a low carb dish in mind I wanted something a little different from beef, lamb, poultry and pork. I will have salmon early next week and so I thought another seafood option for a quick and easy dinner would be a creamy garlic prawns dish.

As much as I like garlic I rarely cook with it. I can always tell when I’m emitting a strong garlic odour and in deference to the people around me I usually refrain. Tonight though these prawns needed a little kick of flavour and garlic would do that.

Raw garlic prawns and parsley
Raw garlic prawns and parsley
Amazing low carb garlic prawns
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Green uncooked prawns
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Parsley
  • Cream
  • White wine
  • Almond flakes
  • Parmesan
Instructions
  1. In a bowl marinade the prawns with some crushed garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil for 1 hour (or overnight in the refrigerator)
  2. In a hot pan heat up some oil and butter to the point where the butter bubbles
  3. Add the prawns and cook for 3 minutes
  4. Turn down the heat and add a splash of white wine and a splash of cream, cook for 1 minute
  5. Take off the heat and add the parsley and almond flakes plus some grated parmesan
  6. Pour into a shallow bowl and a shoot a photograph
  7. Eat the prawns
  8. Wash the dishes
  9. Write the recipe
  10. Blog (verb)

 

Freshly chopped parsley
Freshly chopped parsley
Creamy garlic prawns and parsley
Creamy garlic prawns and parsley

These garlic prawns were really very nice and so quick and easy to make. If you prepare the prawns the night before you can have them waiting for you to cook after returning home from work. If I wasn’t eating low carb, a nice piece of crusty bread would be great with this, perhaps even some cheese toast. An alternative would be to serve them with a little rice and/or quinoa.

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Creamy garlic prawns and parsley
Creamy garlic prawns and parsley

Do you like garlic prawns? How do you cook them?

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6 Responses

  1. At first looking at the photo, I thought you cooked basil and pesto prawns 😀 They look very good with garlic, though, and the way you cooked them. Generally I’m not a huge fan of creamy sauces. I will go easy on the sauce if I do make this dish.

    1. Thanks Mabel. I like how the green offsets the reds and yellows. Once I’ve started reintroducing a small amount of carbohydrate back into my diet I may do a tomato sauce with prawns 😀

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