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Recipe: The best prawns for any occasion by the experts at Silk restaurant

The chefs at Silk restaurant shares the recipe for their famous seared prawns

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By Edwain Steenkamp  | August 17, 2023 | Recipes

If you haven’t had the chance, then a dinner reservation at Cape Town’s Silk is must. But for those living too far away from the CBD - or not wanting to brave the cold weather – restaurateurs Faisal Khakoo and Christophe Durand, along with Chef Nicholas Blazic share with us an absolutely diving recipe for seared prawns (which just happens to be one of their most popular dishes at the restaurant). While this dish is a show-stopper to say the least, it’s actually very easy to master. Read on to learn how to make the best prawns for every occasion.


Prawns 21/25 x6

50g butter

three garlic cloves, finely chopped 20g ginger, grated

20g coriander, finely chopped 5ml sake

15ml coconut cream


1. Pan sear the prawns in butter and add the garlic, ginger and coriander.

2. Deglaze the prawns with sake and add coconut cream and reduce until ready.

3. Garnish with micro herb salad.

Meet the chef

At the helm of the kitchen is Chef Nicholas Blazic who prepares dishes from the menu using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.

Chef Nicholas Blazic. Image: Greg Cox

This recipe is a part of a story that appeared in the July 2023 issue of House & Garden. If you want to discover more of these, and read other great features, you can get a copy of the issue by clicking here.