Amalfi-style prawns

Amalfi-style prawns

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus marinating


Serves 4
This light, summery recipe is inspired by reader Alba Carbonaro Johnson's trips to Italy's Amalfi coast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories181
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • 12-16 mint leaves, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 450g raw, peeled prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 50g dry breadcrumbs
  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

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  1. Soak about 20 wooden skewers. Put the olive oil, garlic, most of the mint (save some for serving) and prawns in a medium bowl and season well. Toss to coat evenly, then chill and marinate for 1 hr.

  2. Heat the grill to medium. Thread 3-5 prawns onto each skewer. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate. Shake any excess marinade off the prawns, then press the breadcrumbs all over.

  3. Place all the skewers on a lightly oiled baking sheet, then place under the grill. Depending on the size of the prawns, cook on each side for around 2 mins, until the breadcrumbs are golden and the prawns have turned pink. Watch them closely as they cook very quickly. Scatter with mint; serve 5 per person with lemon wedges.

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Comments (5)

fairystoryteller's picture

Delicious. Made this for friends and everyone enjoyed it. I made a little salsa to go with it with diced tomato, red onion, avocado and some chopped coriander. The mint is really nice with the prawns - just right for last night's hot summer al fresco meal. Yum - this one's a keeper.

glyn_lockley's picture
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An excellent starter! Like others before me I added a little chilli to taste and they went down really well.

stellababe's picture
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This was lovely much better than the prawns cooked in garlic oil. Lighter & fresher, I added a chopped birds eye chilli and it was delicious, served with a well cooked rib eye and avacado salad yum!

pixieloveheart's picture
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I served this as a starter at the weekend and it was delicious! I marinated the prawns all day, adding chilli and leaving out the mint.

monkeyjungle's picture
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I loved this recipe. It was so simple but very tasty. Would be great on a buffet. Needs an accompaniment as they are slightly on the dry side on their own. I served mine with sweet chilli sauce which worked well but maybe a yoghurt and mint dressing would be more authentic.

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