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From the galley:

Boiled Prawns


This is perhaps the most low maintenance way to cook prawns. 

Boil, dunk in butter, consume.

All the flavor, with none of the fuss. Enjoy!

Cook Time: 3-4 minutes    Prep Time: 7 minutes    Serves: 1 - 3


  • 1 lb of spot prawns; thawed, shell on

    • [wild spot prawns do not need de veined]​

  • 1/4 cup rolled [or other high quality] butter  

  • 1 lemon

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Bring a large pot of salty water to a rolling boil

  2. Add thawed spot prawns to boiling water

  3. Boil for about 90 seconds, or until they float

  4. The smallest ones will cook through first -- have a slotted spoon handy to remove shrimp as they finish

  5. In a small kettle, melt butter minced garlic, and the juice of one lemon together 

  6. Grab a roll of paper towels, and an empty bowl for your shells. Dig in!

Note: While boiling the prawns, a large amount of vibrant orange foam may float to the surface, and coat the prawns. Don't be concerned! Wild, cold water prawns have a high fat content -- which is what makes them so delicious.

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