Monday, September 3, 2012

Sweetheart Shrimp (Grilled prawn)

Got these fancy looking king prawns from the grocery store this morning. I was thinking to make a grilled prawn kebab kind of recipe but end up making this gastronomically delightful Sweetheart shrimp. Shrimp have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and low levels of mercury.As with other seafood, shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein but low in food energy. The high cholesterol content in shrimp actually improves the ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol and lowers triglycerides. So we can say its appealing to the appetite and health both.

Ingredients:

King prawn:                          16pieces (peeled and deveined)
Red bell pepper:                   1/2 (Cut in small cubes)
Green bell pepper:                1/2 (Cut in small cubes)
Yellow bell pepper:              1/2 (Cut in small cubes)
Feta cheese (crumbled)
White pepper:                      1/2tsp
Dried Oregano:                    1/4tsp
Olive oil
Chili flakes:                          1/4tsp
Garlic Powder:                    1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice:                        1tsp
Lemon wedges:                   4(Thinly sliced)
Skewer:                               Dipped in the water for 1hr


 Method:
1) Marinate the prawn with salt, pepper, oregano, Garlic powder, chili flakes, lemon juice, lemon wedges and 1/2tsp olive oil. Mix delicately and refrigerate for 1hour.
2) Skew the marinated prawn slowly from tail to head and next prawn from head to tail making a heart shape . 1 skewer can fit 4 prawns making 2 heart shape.
3) Heat some oil in a grill pan and put all the diced bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Toss for 2 minutes and put it on the serving plate.
4) Again heat some oil in a grill pan and satay the prawns from both side. It will take 2 minute each side or else can grill in the oven at 250 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
5) Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve hot as an appetizer or a side dish.

BON APPETIT..