What's for Dinner: Gently Persuasive Prawns

What a name! The sparkling flavor of this dish will gently persuade you to have seconds. The sauce calls for a bit of bubbly -- make champagne cocktails with the rest of the bottle (there's a recipe in the links below).

Servings: 2


  • 1 pound raw prawns or shrimp
  • 4 tablespoons sweet butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup Brut champagne
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


Shell and devein the prawns. Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the prawns and saute quickly until just pink. Stir in the champagne, lemon juice and mustard. Simmer for 3 minutes. Serve over a bed of hot rice or pasta. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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