Creamy Garlic Prawns

A delicious – and relatively quick – fresh and flavour packed creamy garlic prawns recipe, that can be whipped up with just one saucepan!

A few years ago on Mother’s Day, I had a craving for some really creamy garlic prawns, so hubby and my youngest daughter spoilt me by cooking some for dinner.

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It was so delicious, and I literally had to laugh out loud when hubby found a recipe that only required one large clove of garlic, yet he wanted it to be full of flavour so he used a whole bulb! I had to wait to see if it was the right choice… and he didn’t go wrong, it tasted perfect!

How to make creamy garlic prawns with rice

Once the prawns are peeled, this dish comes together so quickly.

Note: I have made this garlic prawn recipe several times since my hubby and daughter made it. It is so good, and is one of my favourite dinners with crusty bread on the side. I don’t have the patience nor desire to peel prawns though, so I buy them frozen (usually when I see them on special). Frozen prawns will require a little longer in the pan to thaw and cook through, and you will find the sauce won’t be as thick when using frozen prawns.

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Creamy Garlic Prawns

Creamy Garlic Prawns

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  • Author: Katrina
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 115g butter
  • 1 bulb garlic (12 cloves), peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1kg uncooked prawns, peeled and tailed removed
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • White rice, to serve


  1. Cook rice following packet directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jug add stock, cream and wine. Mix. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and garlic in large saucepan over medium-high heat until foaming.
  4. Add flour, cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and begins to come away from the side of the pan. Remove from heat.
  5. Gradually pour in cream mixture. Whisk continuously until mixture is smooth.
  6. Return to heat, stir until sauce boils and thickens.
  7. Sprinkle in mustard and season with salt and pepper, mix.
  8. Reduce heat to low. Add prawns, toss to coat.
  9. Simmer and stir for 3-5 minutes or until prawns have cooked through.
  10. Sprinkle parsley into sauce, stir through.
  11. Serve over steamed rice.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dinner - Seafood


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