Buzz Button Salt Prawns

Sarah MickeyAll Recipes, FAVORITE GAME DAY RECIPES, Shrimp & Prawn Recipes, Szechuan Button Recipes Leave a Comment

Buzz Button Salt Prawns

Makes 4-5 Servings
Sparkling White

Tender gulf prawns poached in a spiced white wine mixture served with a unique lemon-buzz button dipping salt that’ll make your mouth tingle.  This dish isn’t just an appetizer, it’s an experience!

Buzz Button Salt Prawns
  • 1lb Gulf Prawns, unpeeled
  • Melted Butter
  • Poaching Liquid:
  • 2 cups Dry White Wine
  • 1 Celery Stalk, sliced
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 tsp Szechuan Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seed
  • Buzz Button Dipping Salt:
  • Zest of 2 Lemons
  • 15 Buzz Buttons/Szechuan Buttons, green portions removed
  • 2 tbsp Sea Salt


  • Prepare the poaching liquid:


Squeeze the juice from the lemon.  Combine both the lemon and the juice with all the other poaching liquid ingredients in a pot.


Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Simmer for 20 minutes.


Use kitchen shears to cut up the back of the prawns’ shells to expose the vein.  Remove it with the tip of the shears or a knife (video tutorial).


Bring the poaching liquid back to a boil.  Submerge the prawns in it, then remove the pot from the heat.


Let the prawns sit in the poaching liquid until their backs start to turn opaque (about 5 minutes).


Remove the prawns from the poaching liquid and put them in the fridge until they’re well chilled.


While the prawns are chilling, chop together the dipping salt ingredients.


Peel the prawns’ shells off.  Serve them with melted butter and the dipping salt.

Browse More:
Shrimp/Prawn Recipes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *