How To Stir-Fry Prawns

Photographed by Eric Helgas, Styled by Ali Nardi.
Okay, you brought home some prawns from the shop, now what? Two words: PRAWN SCAMPI. Time to tackle the restaurant favorite we always order, yet never attempt to make at home. There's no reason to drop a lot of cash on this dish when it's a cinch to whip up in your own kitchen. Cooking prawns literally takes just a few minutes. The best part? They'll tell you when they're done by turning pink! You can serve them with pasta, rice, or even over a salad. Pro tip: Wild prawns have much better flavour than farmed and are a more sustainable choice.

Sautéed Prawn Scampi
Serves 2

Ingredients
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 lb peeled wild prawns (around 8 to 10), tails on or off
Kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/3 cup dry white wine

Instructions
1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat, and add the olive oil and butter.

2. When the butter melts, add the prawns and season with a good pinch of salt. Cook for 30 seconds.

3. Add the garlic and flip the prawns over to cook on the other side.

4. Cook for 1 minute, then add the wine and simmer until the prawns are completely cooked through and pink.

5. Transfer prawns to a bowl and continue to cook the liquid until only a couple tablespoons remain. Pour over the prawns and serve.
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