Saturday, November 27, 2010
Italian Prawn Skewers
I made these just simply because i want to use the grill function on my little breadmaker machine that also comes with the grilling function. So i chose a hassle free, simple recipe from the book "400 appetizers and party recipes" and i'm just making my first one from this book. But i think i probably grilled them a bit longer than required, the prawns tend to be a little overcooked. The recipe can be adjusted accordingly to the amount of prawns you're cooking.
900 gm tiger prawns, cleaned and peeled
4 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 oz fine dry breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, crushed
1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper
lemon wedges to serve
1. Slit the prawns down their backs and remove the dark vein .Rinse in cold water and pat dry on kitchen paper.
2.Put the olive oil and vegetable oil in a large bowl and add the prawns, mixing them to coat evenly.
3.Add the breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Toss the prawn thoroughly, to give them an even coating of breadcrumbs. Cover and leave to marinate for 1 hour.
4.Thread the prawns onto the metal or wooden skewers, curling them slightly as you work, so that the tails are skewered neatly and securely in the middle.
5.Prepare the barbeque or preheat the grill ( broiler) .Cook the skewers for about 2 mins on each side, until the breadcrumbs are golden. Serve with lemon wedges.