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6 Ingredient Creamy Garlic Prawns

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This is so rich and creamy and on top of that super easy with only 6 ingredients, so try out these Creamy Garlic Prawns at home!

Simple, creamy, and oh-so-flavorful. Try this 6 Ingredient Creamy Garlic Prawns

Sumptuous Six: a Journey Through Making Creamy Garlic Prawns


Imagine transforming a plain weeknight dinner into a luxurious seafood feast with just six simple ingredients. You will find that this ‘6 Ingredient Creamy Garlic Prawns’ is the perfect recipe for those who adore indulging in rich and decadent flavors without hours of preparation. This dish not only caters to the elegance a gourmet meal provides, but it also takes the stress out of cooking with its uncomplicated approach. With every bite offering the perfect blend of succulent prawns and a velvety garlic cream sauce, you’ll see just how effortless fine dining can be right from your kitchen.

Ingredient Spotlight

Up to 1kg of Prawns: The star of the dish, prawns brings a succulent texture and sweet, oceanic flavor. They’re the foundation for your creamy garlic prawns, and you can find them fresh or frozen at most grocery stores. If prawns aren’t available, shrimp make a fine substitute.

1 cup of Fresh Cream: This luscious liquid introduces a velvety richness, transforming the sauce into a smooth, opulent coating. If you’re out of fresh cream, half-and-half or even full-fat coconut milk can do the trick.

½ cup of Dry White Wine or Chicken Stock: White wine offers a fruity acidity that balances the sauce, while chicken stock is perfect for a non-alcoholic version without losing the depth of flavor. Vegetable stock can also replace chicken stock for a vegetarian option.

3 tbsp of Butter: It’s all about adding a silken, melt-in-your-mouth quality to the prawns and forming the base of the sauce. If you prefer, ghee or a butter alternative can be used to cater to dietary needs.

2 chopped Garlic (feel free to use more if you prefer): Essential for the piquancy and aroma of the sauce, garlic makes the dish pop with each bite. Garlic powder can serve as a backup, though the taste might be milder.

Mozzarella Cheese: Injecting a gooey stretch and mild taste, mozzarella solidifies the sauce’s creamy character. You can exchange it for other melting cheeses like provolone or Fontina if mozzarella is unavailable.

Cooking the Prawns to Perfection

You will start by heating a little butter in a pan over medium heat, just enough to coat the bottom. Once the butter melts and begins to sizzle, add the chopped garlic, letting it infuse its aroma into the butter without browning too much. Then come the prawns. Lay them in one by one, making sure they don’t overlap, and season them with salt and pepper. They cook quickly, requiring just about 2 minutes on each side. The prawns should have a golden edge and a translucent center to indicate they’re cooked just right. Once they reach that point, remove them immediately to avoid toughness. A perfectly cooked prawn is tender and juicy, and your goal here is to achieve that with a beautifully flavored crust from this simple pan sear.

Crafting the Creamy Garlic Sauce

Start by pouring ½ a cup of dry white wine or chicken stock into the pan where the prawns were cooked. Let it simmer over medium heat, and watch as the liquid reduces by half. This concentrates the flavors, forming the foundation of your sauce. Next, turn down the heat to low and stir in a full cup of fresh cream. As the mixture warms, the sauce begins to thicken.

Now, sprinkle in grated mozzarella, blending it in until the cheese has fully melted. Observe the transformation; the sauce now adopts a luxuriously creamy texture. Delicately cooked garlic from earlier infuses the sauce with a mellow savoriness, perfectly harmonizing with the mildly sweet and rich seafood notes of the prawns. At this point, do a quick taste check and adjust salt and pepper as needed. The final sauce should drape the prawns in a velvety coat, marrying the ingredients into a dish that’s divine in its simplicity.

Bringing It All Together

After infusing the pan with flavors from the seared prawns and garlic, you will blend these seasoned jewels back into the silken white wine and cream sauce. A gentle fold mingles them, ensuring each prawn is cloaked in the luscious mixture. Taste, and if needed, fine-tune it with a pinch of salt or a crack of pepper, personalizing it to your palate.

You can ladle this creamy treasure over al dente pasta, letting the sauce seep into every spiral or crevice, or serve alongside fresh, crusty bread to sop up every last drop. This is the moment when a simple dish transcends, offering comfort and a touch of opulence with each bite.

Savor the Flavor: Our Final Thoughts

You will admit, that the journey to creating these creamy garlic prawns has been as delightful as indulging in the final dish. The simplicity of this recipe proves that a gourmet meal doesn’t require an endless list of ingredients or complex techniques. Just six key components work in harmony to deliver an astonishingly rich and creamy seafood experience, perfect for those who cherish exquisite flavors without fuss.

The ease with which you craft this dish underscores its suitability for a quick weeknight meal that is sure to impress. We can confidently say that it has cemented its place in our culinary repertoire. The pleasure of serving restaurant-quality prawns, bathed in a sumptuous garlic and white wine sauce, in the comfort of your own home is profoundly satisfying. Rediscover the joys of home cooking with this luscious seafood creation that promises a crowd-pleaser at any table.


6 Ingredient Creamy Garlic Prawns

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Dive into the heavenly taste of our 6 Ingredient Creamy Garlic Prawns. Rich, flavorsome, and super easy to whip up, it’s the perfect dish to impress your guests or treat yourself. Don’t forget to share your cooking experience with us using  Start Cooking, and start savoring.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Seafood Recipes
  • Method: Easy


Units Scale
  • ± 1 kg Prawns, clean and washed
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic, chopped
  • 200g Grated mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper to taste


To cook prawns

  1. Add a little butter to a pan
  2. Add chopped garlic
  3. Once the butter has melted and starts to sizzle
  4. Add prawns, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Cook for 2 minutes on each side
  6. Remove prawns from the pan
  7. In the same pan, add the 3 tablespoons of butter, chopped garlic
  8. Add the wine or stock
  9. Allow to simmer, and cook until the amount of wine has reduced to half
  10. Lower heat
  11. Add cream
  12. Allow to simmer for few minutes
  13. Add cheese, the sauce will start to thicken
  14. Add prawns
  15. Check for salt
  16. Enjoy


Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer from The Recipe Hunter: Tried  and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 587
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 835 mg
  • Fat: 21.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.8 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 71.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 468.1 mg

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