Grilled Prawn Skewers with Spicy Rice
Prawns already cut and deveined take all the hassle out of cooking and in this recipe we skewer them to make grilling and turning even easier. The rice can be made in advance and heated just before serving, too.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time10 minutes
2 packs Food Lover’s Signature Prawn Tails (cut & deveined) 350g
125 ml Food Lover’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil
30 ml lemon juice
60 ml chopped parsley
10 ml Food Lover’s Crushed Garlic
10 ml grated lemon rind
2.5 ml cayenne pepper
2.5 g coarse ground black pepper
1 small red chilli, sliced (optional)
250 ml Tastic Rice, uncooked
30 ml butter
1 onion, chopped
1 small green pepper. diced
1 small red (or yellow) pepper, diced
sprinkle of garlic salt
5 ml paprika
2.5 ml cayenne pepper
frozen peas, thawed (optional)
Mix together oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, lemon rind and spices.
Add chilli if using.
Thread thawed prawns onto soaked wooden skewers (or metal if you have), running skewer through top and bottom of prawn so it looks like the letter C. Place skewers in a shallow dish and pour half the marinade over, spreading it round and over the prawns; allow to stand for about 30 minutes, turning them in the marinade now and then.
When fire or grill is heated to medium, remove prawn skewers from marinade and place on grid/grill. Cook, turning, until prawns are bright pink and opaque, basting them with the already-used marinade. Do not overcook; they should cook in about 6 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve immediately with Spicy Rice, with remaining unused marinade drizzled over the hot prawns and a couple of lemon wedges.
Cook rice according to instructions on packet. Drain and set aside until required.
In a large pan, heat butter and add onion. Fry until onion softens; add peppers and continue to fry until all vegetables are soft, glossy and onion is lightly browned. Turn heat to low and add spices, stirring.
Toss in cooked rice and mix together well. If rice is too dry, add a bit more butter or a drizzle of olive oil.
Toss in peas, if using.
Heat rice through, remove from heat and serve with Grilled Prawn Skewers.
Note: Accompany this Portuguese-inspired dish with Original Nando’s Sauce, either Peri Peri Mild or Peri Peri X-Hot!