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Celebrate Mother's Day with Sauteed Prawns in Garlic Butter

Celebrate Mother's Day with Sauteed Prawns in Garlic Butter
Celebrate Mother's Day with Sauteed Prawns in Garlic Butter
Chef Larry Edwards/Casa de Cuisine

Mom's: They always have a soft shoulder for you to cry on; they always have time to ease your worries; when you're down they have the natural ability to bring you right back up. Any woman can be a mother but it takes a special lady to be a Mom!

This year tell your Mom how much you love her by preparing a very special dinner in her honor. Take some time to give her a memory she will never forget and a day she will cherish for the rest of her life. This is one of the dishes I recommend and prepared for my Mom many times on her special day. To see the smile on her face and the gleam in her eyes when I set this plates on the table are memories I will never forget.

The reason why you leave the shells on the prawns is so the incredible taste of the herb garlic butter gets under the shells and envelopes the meat of the prawns.

This is indeed elegant, yet very simple to prepare and I guarantee you will find nothing better or more appealing from any restaurant you might be thinking of taking her to this Mothers Day. Make this day for Mom even more special by making it personal.

And to all the Mom's out there, I truly hope you have an exceptional Mothers Day filled with love, laughter and unadulterated joy!

Ingredients needed to make Sauteed Prawns in Garlic Butter (serves 4):

  • 2 pounds prawns, shells and tails left on
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. minced tarragon
  • 1 Tbs. minced parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Rinse the prawns under cold running water and pat dry.
  2. In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the prawns and saute 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and saute 3 minutes.
  5. Add the tarragon, parsley, salt and pepper and saute 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the prawns to a serving platter and drizzle with the garlic butter before serving.

The new cookbook from Chef Larry Edwards is now available from and bookstores worldwide. One of the most anticipated cookbooks of the year, "Edwardian Cooking: Inspired by Downton Abbey's Elegant Meals."

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