Scottish seafood cooking at its best. Take fresh king prawns shell on and sauté them in garlic butter.....then add a generous slug of Scotch whisky - set them alight - flambé them for a minute or so...........serve them hot with crusty bread to mop up all the sinful garlic butter and whisky juices - maybe with a salad of mixed baby leaves.
12 raw Scottish king prawns, shell on
4 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
4 tablespoons Scotch whisky, or more to taste
salt and black pepper
parsley, finely chopped for garnish
lemon wedges ( to garnish)
Do take EXTRA care when flambéing the prawns in the whisky!
Melt the butter over a gentle heat in a large frying pan and then add the minced garlic. Sauté the garlic for about 1 minute.
Add the king prawns and turn up the heat - sauté them for about 3- 5 minutes, turning them constantly until they are a vivid pink.
Add the whisky and heat for about 15 seconds: VERY CAREFULLY set the whisky alight and shake the pan around - please be VERY careful!
As soon as the flames have died down, serve the hot king prawns with the garlic and whisky butter, scattering the chopped parsley on top of them. Season lightly with salt and pepper or allow the diners to season them themselves.
Allow about 2 to 3 per head for a starter and about 4 to 5 per head for a main meal.
Serve with a lemon wedge, crusty bread, assorted salads, rice or pasta.