Easy to make, not-so-fattening, baked crumbed prawns
I love shellfish, so when a local cash & carry had prawns on special for R49.00 a packet I couldn’t resist….I stocked up!
I got the idea of baking the prawns rather than deep frying them from a book called Take a Biscuit that I received in my goodie bag at last years Food Bloggers Indaba (I’m counting the sleeps to the next one on 24th June). Not only is it a very useful cookbook it was written by our very own Anne Meyers!
I made this as a starter for Himself & I and the lemon flavour came through beautifully, next time I am going to add a little garlic as well. We enjoyed them just as they were but you could serve them with some tartar sauce.
12 prawns deveined and butterflied
2 TBSP mayonnaise
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
breadcrumbs ( I used the breadcrumbs you can buy from the bakery at the supermarket)
Heat your oven to 200 degrees and grease a baking tray.
In a bowl mix the mayo and the lemon juice.
In another bowl place the breadcrumbs
Dip each prepared prawn into the mayo mix and then into the breadcrumbs.
Place onto the baking tray and bake for 5 minutes depending on the size of your prawns.
Serves 2 as a starter or you could serve them on chinese spoons as a snack with drinkies!
If you would like to see some photographs and read a little about my trip to the Food Blogger’s Indaba last year click here, also featured is a really good recipe from Take a Biscuit for chocolate mint ice cream using bought ice cream, biscuits and peppermint crisp chocolate.