12 July 2013

Easy king prawn salsa

I originally had a craving for some sort of prawn arrabiata but swiftly realised it was still 26 degrees and I'm going on holiday in about three weeks so no carbs before Ibiza. So I reconsidered and came up with something super quick, super healthy and super tasty.

You'll need
  • A handful of prawns - I used cooked and frozen but raw and/or fresh work just as well
  • Half a red onion
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil or coriander
  • A garlic clove
  • A pinch of fresh chilli 
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • A glug of white wine (optional!)
How to 
  1. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan and throw in your prawns. Whilst they're cooking, finely chop the garlic and chilli, then add to the pan.
  2. In the meantime, dice the onion and tomatoes, roughly chop the basil and throw it into a jug (or bowl). Add pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and the white wine (if you're using it).
  3. Remove the prawns from the heat and roughly chop up two-thirds of them, before adding to the jug and giving everything a big stir.
  4. And now you're ready to serve! Pile it into a bowl, top with the remaining prawns and grab some pitta bread to scoop it all up with!
I ate it as a post-work healthy dinner but this is perfect for a barbecue - just double, triple or quadruple the ingredients! And for veggies, do it without the prawns and it's just as good (it makes a great dip with crisps!)


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