Friday, May 3, 2013

Prawn in a Blanket

Prawns are much lower in calories and fat than chicken yet with much more protein. As well as being high in protein, prawns contain magnesium, which plays a role in bone development and nerve and muscle function; Zinc, which is good for growing bodies, and selenium, an important antioxidant.

Omega 3 oils found in prawns assist in blood circulation by lowering blood fats and preventing blood clot formation. This aids blood circulation and researchers believe it reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Research also indicates the omega 3 oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and so may reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, including asthma, pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.

With so many benefit and taste let get making this recipe. This recipe can said to be innovation/ variation from spring roll a famous in south asian appetizer.

Makes:                       10

Preparation time:         30 minutes


Large prawns:          10 (head removed, peeled but tail left on
Filo pastry sheet:      10 (thawed if frozen)
Egg:                         1/2 beaten
Green Onion:           2 (chopped)
Red Capsicum:        1 small (finely chopped)
Garlic powder:         1/4 teaspoon
Feta cheese:             50 grams (crumbled)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sunflower oil :           1 tbsp
Sweet chilli dipping sauce to serve

1) Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan. Add chopped onion, capsicum, cook till soft and dry.
2) Add garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
3) Add crumbled feta to the mixture once cold.
4) Spread out four filo pastry sheet on a clean work surface, covering the other with damp cloth.
5) Place the spoon full of stuffing on each sheet near the lower edge. Lay a prawn on top of the stuffing with the tail exposed.
6) Fold each sheet over toward the tail, then brush the edge with the beaten egg and roll up, with prawn tail exposed. Make the remaining roll in the same way and place them on the tray lined with baking parchment.
7) Preheat the oven at 180 degree celsius. Brush the wrapped prawn with some oil and bake for 20-25 minutes until light brown or cooked.

8) Serve hot with a bowl of sweet chilli sauce alongside


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