Rating: 4.59 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Buttery and garlicky with a rich tomato sauce. This recipe is sure to put your taste buds into overdrive! Sexy, sexy food! Serve with a green salad and crusty French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 40 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add 1 minced head of garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until soft. Stir in the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking until reduced to a thick paste, about 60 to 90 minutes.

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  • In a separate saucepan, melt remaining 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat. Saute remaining garlic for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Toss prawns in garlic butter sauce and place on a baking sheet. Broil until pink, do not overcook.

  • Spread the warm tomato mixture onto serving plates. Place prawns on top of tomato sauce and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

523 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 24g; fat 33.7g; cholesterol 81.3mg; sodium 395mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
Served this as first course for my husband's Valentines' Day dinner. I was a little leary of all the garlic even though I love garlic so I reduced it to about 3/4 of what the recipe called for and I thought it was perfect. Would definitely make this again for a quick delicious and "pretty on the plate" recipe for company. Fresh parsley garnish is a must for color. Read More
(24)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
Served this as first course for my husband's Valentines' Day dinner. I was a little leary of all the garlic even though I love garlic so I reduced it to about 3/4 of what the recipe called for and I thought it was perfect. Would definitely make this again for a quick delicious and "pretty on the plate" recipe for company. Fresh parsley garnish is a must for color. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2005
I'm almost at a loss for words, this dish is so good. Thank you so much Diane!!! My fiance absolutely adored your recipe and I felt as though I were eating a meal in a fine Italian restaurant. When I was preparing the garlic butter to be used in broiling the prawns, I was busy and inadvertently left the garlic to saute until it was a very light golden brown. Well, I thought this would be fine as it was, but that the garlic would be burned if left under the broiler the amount of time required to cook the prawns. So, rather than starting over again, I strained the butter from the garlic and tossed the prawns in the garlic-infused butter to broil. Then, as we were in the mood for pasta, I prepared rotini and tossed it with the garlic and a little olive oil. I served the pasta with some of the tomato garlic mixture and then the prawns spooned over. Sprinkled the lot with parmesan and parsley. We couldn't have been happier with the result. Diane is absolutely correct in saying that this is sexy food. Needless to say, the recipe has earned a spot in my five star recipe card file. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2005
I made this with about half the butter it was super easy and very yummy. Last minute I had to make it stretch for company so I tossed it with some pasta steamed spinach and cream cheese. Mmmmm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2005
We love garlic! You have to with this one or it might be too much. I served it with pasta. Very good. Easy too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2008
I had to half the recipe because I didn't have a big enough can tomatoes but it worked well with 2 people. We had left overs. It was VERY yummy I think next time I will use less butter it did seem a bit oily. I did a bit of basil to the tomato mixture just because it seemed odd not to have any spice. I did taste it before adding the basil and it tasted great too. I served it over linguine pasta. Because I halved the recipe it was a really quick dinner the tomato mix didn't take any more than 15 minutes on medium to reduce into a sauce. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because of the butter content. I will update when I try it again...perhaps it makes a huge difference in flavor? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
This recipe should include a note of caution. If you make this recipe there will definitely be love in the air. Just the smell of this cooking puts me in a great mood. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
I made this for my man and we both loved it! Now he always wants his prawns broiled in this garlic sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2004
Heavenly! This is decidedly a fantastic treat for the palate. What a delightful combination of garlic tomato and shrimpiness. Be prepared you will want more and more and more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
We loved this. The sauce is good but I love the shrimp in all that garlic and butter! Thanks. Read More
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