Prawns in Anchovy Butter Recipe

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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


  • 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
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!