Prawns in garlic butter sauce

Yesterday I read in the news, that we are enjoying righ now the most beautiful summer for the last 23 years! That was quite a shock for me. True, the summer is really lovely this year, with few occasional showers and temperature often in it’s mid 20s, but still for me it’s a kind of “average” summer, the one I was used to enjoy as a kid in Poland. Though the weather is definitely better in my homecountry, I much prefere the summer time here in Finland. I really adore how much it is able to transform throughout the year. While in the winter time it looks as if everything has frozen and died for good, now the land is thriving with vibrant green colour, spotted with blue lakes all around. Summer means for me lot’s of dishes with seasonal fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood. This lovely, fast, slightly changed recipe comes from Bajaderka. I’ve made a small mistake and was close to burn the garlic, fortunately nothing really happened apart from the colour change 😉 I’ve figured out I’ll fry the garlic first and once it is ready I’ll fish it out and throw the prawns in. Unfortunately the butter started to foam and I couldn’t do that, I just quickly threw the prawns in. Phew. No more modifications, next time I’ll follow the recipe straight 😀


25 large prawns
3 tbsp good quality virgin olive oil
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp chilli flakes
6 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
50 ml white wine
2 tbsp provencal herbs
salt and pepper
lemon juice

1. Wash and clean your prawns. Rub them with a bit of salt.

2. Heat up oil and butter on the pan. Add pepper flakes and garlic, fry for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add the prawns, saute for 2 minutes. Add the wine and provencal herbs, turn the prawns on the other side and saute for 1-2  minutes more.

4. Remove the prawns from the pan. Heat up the sauce till it boils. Season with pepper, salt and lemon juice. Serve with baguette.


From ocean with love

Yay, it’s Friday!!! Time for lazy, slow evening. And I mean really lazy… with a bottle of wine just staring senselessly into TV (watching Maverick for 3rd time as there is nothing else airing today), snacking on delish deep-fried prawns….. Mmmm I like slow, careless evenings, do you? Particularly I like the wine part as well as snacking part of those evenings.  And what can be better for snacking than deep fried prawns? Not much… I love seafood, and  living in Finland means  few seafood in one’s menu, but well, one can’t have everything. Anyway, prawns are my beloved favourites, no matter of how they are served. These ones are so extremely fast and simple (particularly if you buy already deveined prawns), best served with homemade mayo or sweet-chilli sauce. Well, it’s hardly any recipe, but here it comes:


raw prawns

salt & cayenne pepper


eggs, mixed till homogenized

panko breadcrumbs

frying oil (eg. peanut oil)

1. Peel and devein the prawns. Wash them thoroughly and pat with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper

2. Heat the oil. Cover prawns with flour, dip them into eggs then panko breadcrumbs and deep fry till golden brown