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What is the best way to cook prawns?

Asked: Mike Patterson, Last Updated:

Method

  1. In a wok or a large pan heat the oil and butter. Add the prawns and garlic and stir well.
  2. Stir-fry until the prawns are pink and cooked through (about 4–5 minutes).
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and scatter the chopped parsley over. Serve at once.

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