Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite

Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite is my take on the iconic recipe.

Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite
Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite

I created this recipe for one of our dinner party. It is very different from the classic Prawn Cocktails. It is a perfect starter for a dinner party. All the prep is done before hand the Chilli and Lime Granite can be make weeks before the party. All you have to do on the night is to grilled the prawns and dress with the ice cold granite. The cold but spicy Granite on the hot grilled prawns, makes for a very interesting dish. It might not be every one cup of tea but I love it and I hope you will give it a try.

Enjoy

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A take on the iconic dish, Hot grilled king Prawns served with fresh sweet mango and top with ice cold chilli and lime granite.
Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite
Course Starter/Salad
Cuisine Thai-Ish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 large Raw king prawns Clean - see recipe note
  • 1 ripe mango cut in to small cubes
  • 1 banana shallot finely chopped
  • 1 pinch fresh mint chopped
  • 1 pinch coriander chopped
For the granite
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 lime
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 50 g caster cugar
  • 1 bird eyes
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 pinch coriander
Course Starter/Salad
Cuisine Thai-Ish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 large Raw king prawns Clean - see recipe note
  • 1 ripe mango cut in to small cubes
  • 1 banana shallot finely chopped
  • 1 pinch fresh mint chopped
  • 1 pinch coriander chopped
For the granite
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 lime
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 50 g caster cugar
  • 1 bird eyes
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 pinch coriander
Prawn Cocktails with Chilli and Lime Granite
Instructions
For the Granite
  1. First make the granite by combining the water, sugar, juice from the lemon and limes (about 60ml) and zest from 1 lime into a pan. Over a gentle heat bring to a simmer and keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved into syrup. Once this is done remove from the heat.
  2. In a pestle and mortar, pound together the chilli and coriander into a paste. Add the paste to the syrup then add the fish sauce. Give it a good mix and taste. It should be sour, spicy then sweet.
  3. Leave the mixture to cool then transfer to a shallow freezer proof container with a lid. Freeze until the mixture begins to freeze at the sides.
  4. Scrape the ice from the sides of the box and break in into flakes with a fork. Return to the freezer, repeat every 30 minutes, until you have a frozen but flaky mixture. This should take about 2 hours. Cover and keep in the freezer until ready to serve. You can make this ahead, I keep mine for weeks.
For the Prawns
  1. Mix the chopped mango, shallots, mint and coriander together to create a salad.
  2. Grill the prawns on a griddle (or a BBQ) until they are cooked. Don't overcook them. They will change from grey to pink when ready.
  3. To serve, place the mango salad onto your plate and top with the grilled prawns. Dress with the chilli and lime granite. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

If you can find a large King Prawns with shell on that it will be great for this recipe. To prep the prawns - peeled away the shell leaving the head and the tail on. Then use a knife to cut along the back and remove the vain.

The granite will taste quite strong at first but it will mellow down slightly once frozen.

Remove the granite from the freezer a few minutes before serving to make it easy to spoon.



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