Sriracha Buttered Prawns with Garlic, Mint and Basil – Day 4 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

Sriracha butter shrimp

Generally when I am making a recipe for the first time I tend to try it out on my family or a close friend or two so I can get some honest feedback and not feel the pressure of unknown. I always try to follow the recipe pretty much exactly as written before deciding on substitutions or changes that I might make the second or third time around.

Sometimes though, I might read through a recipe and pretty much know it is going to be a winner and will throw caution to the wind and cook it for a crowd (some of whom are complete strangers!). That was the case last Saturday night when we made these spicy, buttery, garlicky, herbal shrimp for the crowd of 80 people who came out for our fundraiser. My intuition was spot on with these little bites, they were gone in the first 20 minutes! I spied a few folks using pieces of bread to mop up the leftover sauce!

This  recipe is dead simple to make (especially if you can convince a couple of your friends that peeling and deveining 3 lbs of prawns is fun!) and take all of three minutes to cook.

Great as an easy hors d’oeuvres, I have since made this recipe for a family dinner with the prawns served over rice and I didn’t/wouldn’t change a thing…

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4 Responses to Sriracha Buttered Prawns with Garlic, Mint and Basil – Day 4 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

  1. …I looooove Canapes Time – such delicious beauty every day!!

  2. Julie this looks and sounds so delicious. Thanks for posting the recipe, can’t wait to make it. V

  3. Bonnie says:

    How far in advance can I peel and devein the prawns? Can you buy them already prepped at The Daily Catch?

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