“I found this on the Scotsman and made it for lunch today. We thought it was pretty good, and a bit different. I followed the directions as written, but using an ovenproof pan or just topping the stir-fried prawns with the butter mixture and heating it on the stove top would also work. I used regular king prawns which I seasoned before serving. We like spicy food, so next time I'd use an extra chilli or two. Should pair well with fettucine or rice, but if serving as is a crusty loaf to mop up the sauce is a must.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven grill on highest setting.
  2. Lightly crush star anise, mash garlic, finely slice chillis, chop coriander, and drop these into a running food processor along with the butter. When mixture forms a ball, scrape down sides of bowl and place mixture in a dish.
  3. Stir fry the prawns in the vegetable oil in a very hot wok.
  4. When done, put prawns into an oven-proof dish and top with butter mixture. Cook for a maximum of one minute under heated grill.
  5. Serve on its own or with bread to mop up the juices.

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