This is a great quick-to-cook recipe, you just need some time for marinating the prawns.
By Selina Periampillai
I wanted to share with you one of my recipes aiming to bring a Mauritian beach side BBQ feel but using my griddle pan, because lets face it, it is pretty darn cold outside for a BBQ (In the UK). For those lucky enough to be in a warmer country, this is a great quick to cook recipe, you just need some time for the marinating the prawns. Accompanied with our mango & chilli salsa, inspired by my Mauritian heritage, its a great dish!
- 20-25 large raw prawns, peeled with heads and tails intact, cleaned
- 2 ripe mangoes, chopped
- 2 long red chillies, chopped
- 3 spring onions, sliced
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 1 bunch coriander, stems and leaves chopped
- ½ bunch mint, leaves chopped
- 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil, squeeze of lime, salt & pepper to season
- Firstly, clean the prawns, squeeze over some lime.
- Place chillies, spring onions, onion, coriander, mint, 80ml oil in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer half the salsa to a bowl and set aside for later.
- Pour over prawns. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate.
- Place remaining salsa in processor and process with remaining 2 tbs oil and mango chunks for a smooth paste or you can choose to leave it chunkier. Set this aside.
- Skewer the prawns alternatively threading with peppers or other vegetables if you wish.
- Heat a griddle pan, grill or bbq (if your lucky!) to medium-high heat. Cook prawns for 3 minutes each side or until just cooked and golden. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with reserved mango salsa. AH-MAZING!
Selina runs a Mauritian Supper Club, in South London where she cooks for diners wanting to experience homemade mauritian cuisine, learnt from family generations of recipes. Her food is comfort food, nothing fancy or fine dining just down to earth delicious home cooking. She is a self taught wedding cake maker and cook, she recipe writes for websites, is a regular contributor to online food magazines, loves to travel especially to experience different food cultures and is a keen charity walker. You can see her culinary creations and adventures on her food blog Yummy Choo Eats.