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Wild king prawns with XO butter and lime

Prep time
10 mins
Cooking Time
20 mins


  • 12 MSC certified sustainable King prawns (look for the blue fish tick)
  • 4 King oyster mushrooms
  • 4 cups cooked rice 
  • Sesame seeds 
  • 3 tbsp XO sauce 
  • 250g Butter, soft 
  • 2 Lime 
  • 1 tsp Ginger, minced 
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced  
  • 1 tsp Shallots, minced 
  • 1 Red chili, minced  

When shopping, look for the MSC blue fish tick on your seafood to know it's sustainable.

The MSC blue fish tick


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. To make XO butter, mix XO sauce, soft butter, lime rind, ginger, garlic and shallots together in a bowl until combined and chill until needed.
  3. In a large piece of parchment paper (30cm square), add 1 cup of cooked rice, layer the oyster mushrooms on top of the rice then stack your clean prawns making sure they don't overlap. Top the prawns with one tablespoon of your XO butter and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  4. Fold up the sides of your parchment paper and tie them together using bakers twine to make a parcel.
  5. Bake your MSC certified sustainable prawns for 20 minutes until the butter has melted, and prawns have cooked.
  6. Slice the top of your parcel and tuck in.
Serve with lime wedges.

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