Prawns in Anchovy Butter Recipe

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serves: 6


  • 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 350g (12oz) raw king prawns
  • 2tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, and 
crusty bread, to serve


  • In a small pan, heat 1½tbsp of the oil and the garlic over a very low heat for 
10 minutes. Add the anchovy fillets 
and cook for 3 minutes, stirring to break up slightly. Set aside.

  • In a large frying pan, heat the remaining oil and fry the prawns with a couple of pinches of salt for 3 minutes until pink.

  • Toss the anchovy and garlic oil through the prawns and scatter with the parsley. Serve with lemon wedges alongside crusty bread for dipping.

Top Tip for making Prawns in Anchovy Butter

When there’s just the two of you, this would make a lovely supper dish, served piping hot on garlicky, buttered toast. Pure comfort food, and so quick!

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