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Prawns with Garlic and Basil Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound of large prawns, peeled and deveined
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large skillet
- Tongs

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
3. Add the prawns to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and are cooked through.
4. Add the chopped basil leaves to the skillet and toss to combine.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Serve immediately.


- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
Temperature:
- Medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories per serving: 220
- Total fat: 14g
- Saturated fat: 2g
- Cholesterol: 200mg
- Sodium: 250mg
- Total carbohydrates: 1g
- Protein: 23g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Shrimp can be used instead of prawns.
- Fresh parsley or cilantro can be used instead of basil.

Variations:
- Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat.
- Serve over pasta or rice for a complete meal.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to not overcook the prawns to prevent them from becoming tough and rubbery.
- Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor.

Storage Instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating Instructions:
- Reheat in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
- Serve on a bed of fresh greens for a colorful presentation.

Garnishes:
- Sprinkle with additional chopped basil leaves for garnish.

Pairings:
- Serve with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Garlic bread
- Roasted vegetables
- Caesar salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the prawns are sticking to the skillet, add a little more oil to the pan.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to properly clean and devein the prawns before cooking.

Food History:
- Prawns with garlic and basil is a classic Italian dish that originated in the coastal regions of Italy.

Flavor Profiles:
- The dish has a savory and garlicky flavor with a hint of freshness from the basil.

Serving Suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main course.

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Region: Thai

Taste: Savory, Garlicky, Herby, Tangy, Succulent