Brown butter prawns

Brown butter prawns

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Easy, delicious and refreshing, these prawn’s will be the talk of the town!


  • 500 g Woolworths Freshly Frozen uncooked extra large black tiger prawns, deveined
  • ¼ cup Woolworths salted butter
  • 1 T Woolworths crushed garlic
  • 1 T Woolworths crushed ginger
  • 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 papaya, roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 2 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 15 g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 15 g mint, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

1.  Clean the prawns and set them aside.

2. Place the butter in a saucepan on high and whisk until the butter turns golden brown, about 5 minutes.

3. Remove the brown butter from heat and add ginger, garlic, and lime zest, and stir off heat until fragrant for 30 seconds.

4. Pour ½ of the butter mixture over the prawns then skewer prawns on lemongrass.

5. Grill prawns for 1 minute a side.

6. Toss the pawpaw, cucumber, red chilli, coriander and mint, finish off the salad with lime juice, and season to taste.

7. Serve the grilled prawns on a bed of the pawpaw salad and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Videography: Romy Wilson
Photograph: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Ivan Masiyazi

Keletso Motau Recipe by: Keletso Motau
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Keletso Motau is a TASTETube presenter and stylist who has worked with TASTE since 2017. He loves developing dessert recipes and his all-time favourite food is Lamb Curry. Follow him on Instagram: @keletso.motau.

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