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Marinated Prawns with Tomato Salsa - Mediterranean

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Category: Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 1 kg Raw green prawns; shell on,
  • -heads
  • ; removed
  • 1 Lemon; juice of
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • -black pepper
  • 1 lg Red chilli; seeded and
  • -finely
  • ; diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic; finely diced
  • 1/4 pt Extra virgin olive oil


1 lg Onion; finely diced
2 lg Piec ginger; peeled and
; diced
10 Cloves garlic; finely diced
1 tb Sea salt
1 ts Ground turmeric
6 Cloves; roasted and ground
8 Cardamom pods; roasted and
10 Vine-ripened tomatoes;
-peeled, seeded and
; diced

Butterfly the prawns through the back. Turn over, open the prawns out and
press flat. Arrange on a tray and sprinkle with lemon juice, chilli,
garlic, salt and pepper and dribble liberally with the olive oil. Allow to
marinate for 2-3 hours in the fridge. Cook on a chargrill or griddle pan
for 2 minutes, shell-side down.

Tomato and cardamom salsa:

Heat the oil until very hot in a heavy based pot. Add the onion, ginger,
garlic and salt. Lower the heat to moderate and cook, stirring constantly
to prevent burning. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add the turmeric, cloves and cardamom, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and cook slowly for 20 minutes until a thickish sauce
forms. Set aside, and allow to cool.

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