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Alesha Dixon's spicy prawns


Alesha Dixon's spicy prawns

Coconut mango slaw & mint chutney

Coconut mango slaw & mint chutney

Serves 2

Cooks In50 minutes plus marinating

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 705 35%

  • Fat 59.3g 85%

  • Saturates 16.6g 83%

  • Sugars 15g 17%

  • Salt 4g 67%

  • Protein 22.5g 45%

  • Carbs 21.8g 8%

  • Fibre 6.5g -

Of an adult's reference intake

Ingredients

  • 8 large raw shell-on tiger prawns , from sustainable sources
  • 1 knob of unsalted butter
  • MARINADE 1
  • 5 cm piece of ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons mustard oil
  • MARINADE 2
  • 80 g hung curd , (see tip)
  • 10 g roasted gram flour (bhuna besan)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli paste
  • 1 big pinch of kasoori methi powder , (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • SLAW
  • ¼ of a red and/or white cabbage , (200g)
  • 1 little gem lettuce
  • 4 radishes
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 2 sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 25 g fresh coconut
  • ½ a ripe mango
  • ½ a lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • MINT CHUTNEY
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 5 cm piece of ginger
  • 1 big bunch of fresh coriander , (60g)
  • 1 big bunch of fresh mint , (30g)
  • 1 large fresh green chilli
  • 25 g unsalted peanuts
  • 2 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 1 pinch of black salt

recipe adapted from

Jamie's Friday Night Feast Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver

Method

  1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tails on, then run the tip of a knife down their backs and pull out the vein, meaning they'll butterfly as they cook. Place the prawns in a bowl.
  2. For marinade 1, peel and finely grate the ginger and garlic, then add to the bowl with the chilli powder, lemon juice, mustard oil and a pinch of sea salt. Toss together and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, mix all of marinade 2 ingredients together in a bowl with a pinch of salt. When the time’s up, mix marinade 2 into the bowl of prawns, then leave while you make the slaw.
  4. Finely shred the cabbage and lettuce and place in a bowl. Finely slice and add the radishes, then finely chop and add the herb leaves. Grate in the coconut.
  5. Peel the mango half, then finely slice half of it and add to the bowl, putting the rest aside for the chutney. Squeeze over the lemon juice, drizzle with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and toss to coat. Taste and season to perfection.
  6. To make the chutney, toast the cumin seeds for a couple of minutes, then tip into a blender. Peel and add the garlic and ginger, along with the herbs (discarding any tough stalks). Deseed and add the chilli, followed by the rest of the chutney ingredients, the reserved mango and a handful of ice cubes, then blitz.
  7. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium-high heat, then add the prawns with any remaining marinade and fry for 5 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and cooked through, turning regularly.
  8. Serve the sizzling prawns with the mint chutney and slaw. Delicious with dollop of raita and poppadoms, if you fancy.

Tips

To make your own hung curd, simply strain 500g of natural yoghurt through a double layer of muslin and leave it to hang for at least 3 to 4 hours, or until drained completely. It will keep happily in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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