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Bay scented prawns with basil mayonnaise

Bay scented prawns with basil mayonnaise

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Ready in 20-30 minutes

Easy

Serves 8
Impress your friends with these fragrant and juicy prawns - perfect for the barbecue

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition:

  • kcal301
  • fat28g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 20g packs fresh basil leaves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 250ml jar mayonnaise
  • juice of 1 lime

    Lime

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    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 32 large fresh raw prawns, heads and shells removed

    Prawn

    praw-n

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

  • 24 small fresh bay leaves
  • 6 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

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.

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Comments (2)

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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