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Grilled Prawns and Lemon Beurre Blanc

Here is a fresh, seafood appetizer idea for your events.

Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce (Lemon Butter Suace) 


3 oz. Chopped Fine Shallot, Peeled Fresh

8 fl oz. Chardonnay

¼ tsp. Fresh Thyme

½ tsp. Cracked Black Pepper

4 oz. Whipping Cream

1 lb. Unsalted Butter (solid and cut 1” thick)

½ Fresh Lemon Juice

Kosher Salt to Taste

Ground Black Pepper Black to Taste


  • Combine the shallots, chardonnay, thyme, and cracked pepper in a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Gently simmer until almost (90%) all the liquid has evaporated
  • Add the heavy cream and heat until mix is reduced by half
  • Whisk in the butter over high heat until all the butter has been incorporated
  • Add salt and ground pepper to preference and add lemon juice
  • Strain and keep warm in an insulated thermos


Grilled Prawns


4 Jumbo Shell on Shrimp

3 oz. of Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce

½ oz. Herb Salad Mix

½ Grilled Lemon

Steak Seasoning to Taste

1 lb. Butter

1 tsp. Fresh Minced Garlic

1 tsp. Chopped Chives


Preparation – Garlic Herb Butter

  • Add minced fresh garlic to pound of butter and slowly melt in a small sauce pot
  • Set aside for prawns


Preparation – Prawns

  • Remove the head, if still attached
  • Cut the body in half lengthwise but leave enough flesh and shell to keep the two halves attached
  • Season the prawns with the steak seasoning
  • Place on grill and cook till done; prawns should be firm to the touch
  • Remove from the grill and toss the melted garlic herb butter over the prawns



  • Place the herb salad mix in the middle of a large, round plate and top with the grilled lemon
  • Place the shrimp around the herb salad mix
  • Ladle Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce around the shrimp
  • Sprinkle with finely chopped chives to taste

Now that you’ve made this impressive appetizer, please enjoy and share photos of your masterpiece. You can email photos to social@fourwindscasino.com and we may feature them on our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

The Culinary Team at Four Winds Casinos is dedicated to the art of preparing and serving delectable dishes. We enjoy sharing recipes with our guests and fans because we know you love our restaurants—which happen to be some of the finest restaurants in New Buffalo, Michigan, South Bend, Indiana, and the surrounding areas.

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