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A white-hot Malaysian take on main dishes - a cheesy taste of prawns is made divine with butter and vegetables and is great with any appetizer/side dish.

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  • ¼ cup butter
  • 500 g. medium size prawns, unshelled
  • 2 garlic cloves, pounded
  • ½ large onion, sliced or minced, red, white, or yellow only
  • 2 tbsp. sugar, white only
  • salt
  • ¼ cup grated cheese (Colby, Swiss, Parmesan, Cheddar, or Monterey Jack)
  • chili leaves, optional
  • hot, white rice
  • curry sauce


  1. Mix garlic, sugar and salt to prawns, mix and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. heat butter in frying pan and fry prawns till cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add onion and continue stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Add grated cheese and cook for another minute.
  5. Serve hot with rice and curry. Garnish with the chili leaves, if desired.



How to Cook Butter and Cheese Prawns