Bay scented prawns with basil mayonnaise

Bay scented prawns with basil mayonnaise

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Cooking time

Ready in 20-30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Impress your friends with these fragrant and juicy prawns - perfect for the barbecue

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
301
protein
11g
carbs
1g
fat
28g
saturates
4g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.65g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 20g packs fresh basil leaves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 250ml jar mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 32 large fresh raw prawns, heads and shells removed
  • 24 small fresh bay leaves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

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Method

  1. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, soak eight in cold water for about half an hour. For the basil mayonnaise, plunge the leaves into a small pan of boiling water for about 1 minute, then remove with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl of cold water. (This helps it blend into a smooth paste.)
  2. Drain and squeeze out any excess water from the leaves and put into a food processor with 2 tbsp olive oil. Whizz for 1-2 minutes until you have a fine paste. Add all of the mayonnaise and a squeeze of lime juice. Blend until smooth, transfer to a bowl and chill.
  3. Thread 4 prawns and 3 bay leaves onto each skewer. Brush all over with the remaining oil. Season well. Barbecue the kebabs for 4-5 minutes, turning once, until pink and tender. Spoon the basil mayo into the squeezed out lime halves and serve warm.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2003

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caththecook's picture
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Really lovely. Made for a BBQ and everyone commented on the flavour. Would make again as a starter for a dinner party.

smerreywether's picture

This recipe was sooo easy and really tasty it looked really good too for a starter at my dinner party I just put them in the oven rather than the bbq

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