How to Cook Prawns with Salt and Garlic

This is a very quick and easy prawn dish that calls for fresh prawns, oil, salt, garlic, and not much else. I made this during a live broadcast awhile back and am only now getting around to posting the recipe, so my apologies to my long-suffering YouTube subscribers. You will hear baby Noah fussing in the background as well (not a lot I can do about it) so if you have a problem with these kinds of distractions please do yourself a favour and avoid watching the video 😉

Please note I’ve set the start play at the 3 minute mark since there was a fair bit of rambling at the start of it.

Prawns with Salt and Garlic Recipe


  • 1kg large prawns, deveined, shelled and preferably with heads intact
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil (I used Carotino in this broadcast)
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies, sliced (optional)
  • 1 ½ tsp salt (or use ½ tsp salt + 1 ½ tsp chicken powder)


  1. Heat up the oil in a saucepan until it starts to smoke.
  2. Add prawns in a thin layer and pan-fry for a minute.
  3. Add all other ingredients and gently stir until the garlic is lightly browned and crisp and the prawns are well-coated with the seasonings.
  4. If the prawns are very large you might want to cover the pan for a minute to make sure they’re cooked through properly.
  5. Remove and serve with boiled rice.

Salt & garlic prawns

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