Friday, 4 January 2013

Chilli and Lime King Prawn Salad [Healthy Food]

It's been a while now since I started eating seafoods! All thanks to my loving sister-in-law, who's always persuaded me to taste every seafood dish she would make, until I must say I fell in love! Well, that was not love at first sight but every swig of that crab soup, every bite of those garlic butter prawns and every snap at those crunchy calamari rings were heaven in the mouth! So to encourage this newly good habit of mine, I decided to cook something up with prawns, something healthy! Had you asked me to do that a few years back, I might have punched you in the face!

This recipe is all about flavours - garlicky, sweet, piquant, tooooooothsommmme! 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!




Happy Cooking!


Ingredients:

1. For The Salad
  • 400g king prawns / 10 prawns (I hadn't yet removed the heads, antenna, pleopods when I did the measurements in grams) [devein but keep the tails and shells]
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 medium-size potato, boiled and quartered twice
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 170g of cucumber, sliced [± half of a cucumber]
  • 2 handfuls of watercress
  • 1 handful of spring onions, chopped ± 3cm long
2. For the dressing
  • 1 tbsp of mint leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 35ml of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of honey

Method:

Gently cook the cucumber slices on a griddle pan with already hot olive oil for about 3 minutes on each side. [careful, you do not want them to get charred] Set aside.




Repeat with the spring onions. Set aside.

In the same pan, heat some some olive oil and toss in the prawns. Let cook until pink in colour. [1-2 minutes]




To the prawns add the crushed garlic and the chopped chilli. Let incorporate for a minute and finally add the honey, the lime juice and a dash of salt and pepper.




In a salad bowl, combine together the prawns, the cucumber slices, spring onions and watercress.

In another small bowl, whisk together the dressing to combine well.




Finally add the dressing to the prawns! Give a quick stir and you're done!


Voila! Bon appetit!

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