Preparation time: 25 minutes + marinating time
Cooking Time: 5-6 minutes
12 Raw prawns in their shells
Juice of half a lemon
2 Garlic cloves – crushed
3 tbsp Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
3 tbsp softened butter
Salt and pepper
Rinse the prawns. Use a sharp knife to slice along the back of each prawn from head end to tail and remove the thin black intestine.
Mix the lemon juice with the garlic, herbs and butter to form a paste. Season well with salt and pepper and spread the paste over the prawns. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat a frying pan. Fry the prawns until cooked, tossing them several times to distribute the heat evenly.
Turn out on to warm plates and drizzle with the juices from the pan.
Serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread.