Creamy Garlic Prawns with Moroccan Cous Cous


This recipe is one of the classic favorites in my kitchen. We try not to have it too often because of the high butter and cream content, also because prawns are not cheap - but whenever we do feel like we should indulge in a special treat, Garlic Prawns it is! The best thing about this dish is that it is so simple and easy to prepare. Even the Moroccan Cous Cous featured in this recipe is easy to prepare!


Look out for this jar of Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation Cous Cous at any CostCo outlet - amazing Moroccan flavors! Also as easy to prepare as it sounds on the label "just add water" is pretty much all you need to do! I like adding some salt and maybe a bit of butter for extra fluffiness but not when I'm serving it with Garlic Prawns because the sauce really compliments its natural flavors.

Creamy Garlic Prawns with Moroccan Cous Cous

Ingredients:
500g large prawns, tail stays on
100g butter
3 garlic cloves, chopped very finely (or use 1 teaspoon garlic mince from a jar)
2 tbsp plain flour
1 cup white wine
1 tbs chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried parsley)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2/3 cup fat reduced cream

Optional:
1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk, OR
1 tablespoon peanut butter

Method:
Using some of the butter to grease a wok / large frypan, cook prawns on medium high heat until the prawns are red (cooked). Remove from pan and set aside.

Melt the rest of the butter, add the garlic and stir in the flour. Cook for a few minutes, make sure you keep stirring! Then add wine a bit at a time and stir until wine is reduced by 1/3. Keep stirring until the sauce is consistent and thick.

Season the sauce with salt and pepper (and whatever else you may like to add... I would recommend maybe sweetened condensed milk for the sweeter taste, or peanut butter for a more satay taste) and add parsley.

Reduce heat and add the cream into the pan. Return prawns into the pan. Heat until gently simmering.

Serve prawns on a bed of Moroccan Cous Cous cooked according to directions, with a side of salad / steamed veggies. Sprinkle with more parsley for presentation.

40 comments:

  1. Shrimp is my most favorite seafood. This looks amazing, Kimberly!

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  2. Really amazing! Got to try this recipe! Sounds and looks so tasty!

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  3. instant moroccan flavours... i will like some of that for busy week nights.

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  4. I'm very curious to try this recipe. Looks and sounds fabulous! :)

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  5. Gorgeous!!! Looks amazingly tasty! I should keep that recipe :))

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  6. I love prawns with omelette but can't have that all the time because the prawns are going to make the usually cheap omelette expensive!

    Anyway, your dish looks and sounds really exotic. Tastewise, I bet it blows your tastebuds out of your tongue! Haha

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  7. This looks delicious and this will be nice with a glass of wine.

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  8. This looks so delicious and fresh! Those prawns look so tasty. Yum!

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  9. Kimba, this is a great recipe & you've certainly caught my attention! Great that you've gotten back into action after a long vacation. Hahaha! Do check out my latest too :)

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  10. I love prawns too! Very much indeed! I must look out for this Moroccan Cous Cous too :))

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  11. Ahhhh..looking at this..~makes me wanna eat this sooo much!! =)~~~~~
    Drooooool all the way!!

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  12. another great presentation! a little curious abt the taste of the morroccan couscous..but these cobination sounds really great to me!

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  13. I love shrimp, or prawns cooked any way, and these look perfect for a special celebration, or not.

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  14. Congratulations on your recent Stylish Blogger Award! Your delicious recipe shows that it is well deserved!

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  15. Wow, this looks fabulous! Shrimp needs to go on my menu soon :)

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  16. I am a big fan of Ainsley Harriott - he is so funny. Love these prawns - light, quick and packed full of flavour - perfect!

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  17. Oh boy, those garlic prawns look amazing! I want a big bowl of them and that couscous to absorb all of the delicious cream :)

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  18. Prawns with butter and cream... utterly decadent!!! I'll take seconds!!

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  19. Ah I love finding new shrimp recipes. This looks awesome, thanks for sharing!

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  20. would you believe that a doctor told me once that prawns have no nutritional value. really?? they are just too delicious to be true, specially when cooked in butter!! love your dish.

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  21. This looks really, really good. I know I would love this dish.

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  22. yum!!! I love prawns and this looks great and congrats on top 9 .

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  23. wow! that looks great!! And congrats on the Top9 ^-^

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  24. Wow Kimba-you're pulling at my heartstrings. I love the way you made the prawns, and certainly loving it with the Moroccon couscous
    pairing. Beautifully done, as always!
    Congratulations, on the Top 9!

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  25. Two of my favorite things -- shrimp and cous cous. Delish!

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  26. This jsut looks so delicious! It looks so creamy and beautiful.
    You have such a lovely blog!

    xx,
    Tammy

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  27. Beautiful done! Congratulations on the Top9!

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  28. Kimberly,

    The dish looks delicious!!! Thank goodness I had shrimp just last week (post is coming up :-D) or else, I'll be drooling all over my laptop. Haven't seen the cous cous in our Costco but will keep an eye out. Thanks!

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  29. Nothing goes better with shrimp than butter. And garlic. All three together in harmony. I love it. You put together a beautiful meal.

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  30. Awesome recipe!! I will definitely be making this. Yum. :)

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  31. This dish looks absolutely beautiful! I have never tried couscous in my life, but now you really make me want to try it!

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  32. Love, love, love garlic prawns! :) Yes, a shame they're so expensive. And wow, I haven't heard of Ainsley Harriott since we left the UK for Turkey. That's taken me back a bit. He's a great TV chef.

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  33. Kim, this dish looks so good to me. I LOVE prawns. Fantastic click as always.

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  34. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. Love the photographs too.

    Dianne

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  35. I was just going to say that I'd never seen that brand of cous cous and then I noticed the word costco. I really need to get myself a membership there!!

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  36. Great recipe, looks absolutely delicious and yummy!

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  37. It's always lovely to see you bag a spot on the Top 9, and this exotic prawn dish certainly deserves to be there! The Moroccan flavors rock, you sure are awesome in your kitchen.

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