Butter Prawns

Butter Prawns Recipe
Butter Prawns recipe

How to make Hoisin Butter Prawns.
Butter, hoisin, black peppercorns, ginger and prawns is a classic combination of flavours.

Hoisin sauce is a thick, dark, fragrant and flavorful sauce that is commonly used as a dipping sauce, a glaze for meats and added to stir fries.
It balances both sweet, tangy and salty flavours and contributes an intense element of deliciousness to whatever food it’s added to.

Only a few ingredients are needed for this meal and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.
Truly, a delectable dish that will keep you wanting for more.

Butter Prawns Recipe
Yield: Yield: 1 Serve

Butter Prawns Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This Asian inspired Butter Prawns recipe takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!
All it takes is one pot, it’s loaded with rich flavours, and is bound to be a crowd pleaser!

It’s perfect on its own, on skewers, and over rice or quinoa as a light comfort meal.


  • 100g Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp cracked Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1½ tsp Sesame Seeds
  • Spring onions for garnish


  1. Devein and wash prawns.
  2. Prepare Frypan and heat up, put in butter.
  3. Add ginger and black pepper. Sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add prawns and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in hoisin sauce.
  6. Serve.


Hoisin Butter Prawns Serving Suggestions

  1. Top with sesame seeds and spring onions to serve.
  2. Garnish with cashews for additional texture and protein.
  3. Serve with a side of Breakfast rice.
  4. Slide on to bamboo skewers and have as an entree or finger food.
  5. Serve over aromatic rice.

Butter Prawns Recipe Variations

  1. You can substitute the prawns with shrimp.
  2. Marinate prawns with lemonade for 30 minutes.
  3. Add ¼ tsp crushed garlic for a stronger garlicky flavour.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 292Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 242mgSodium 1300mgCarbohydrates 13gFibre 2gSugar 5gProtein 25g

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