1 kg green king prawns
2 cups olive oil
12 cloves garlic
2 small red chillies
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
salt and pepper
Shell prawns and leave tail intact. With a small knife make a slit down the back of each prawn and carefully remove back vein. Wash prawns and pat dry. Place ½ cup of olive oil into 6 individual heatproof dishes. Add 30 butter to each dish. Crush 2 cloves of garlic into each dish.
Remove seeds from chillies, wash and pat dry. Chop finely and divide evenly between dishes. Season with salt and pepper.
Place dishes on oven tray and bake in a moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until butter has melted and oil is very hot. Remove dishes from oven.
Divide prawns between dishes. Return to oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until prawns are cooked. Cooking time depends on prawn size.
Serve immediately with chopped parsley.