Amalfi-style prawns

Amalfi-style prawns

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus marinating

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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 info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
181
protein
21g
carbs
10g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • 12-16 mint leaves, chopped
  • 450g raw, peeled prawns
  • 50g dry breadcrumbs
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009

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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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