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Tiger Prawns with Chilli Butter Salsa on Toast
Tiger Prawns with Chilli Butter Salsa on Toast
Mexican
Starter
30 mins
Seafood
Easy
Serves
4

This superb grilled prawn recipe is full of flavour thanks to a punchy chilli butter that the prawns are lovingly drizzled with before cooking. Serve atop toasted sourdough to soak up all of those juices.

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Ingredients
  • 8 extra-large tiger prawns

Chilli Butter Salsa

  • 100g butter
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • a pinch each of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 or 5 Sichuan peppercorns ground to a powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • Splash of maggi sauce or soy
  • ½ tsp chilli powder

To Serve

  • 2 tsp chopped coriander
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 slices of sourdough toast, heavily buttered
Method
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Method
  1. Butterfly the prawns by slicing each one through the spine and splitting it in two. You should see a black tube like a vein running down the prawn — remove this.
  2. Mix the butter, garlic, jalapeños, red chilli, salt, pepper, Sichuan pepper, ground coriander, maggi or soy sauce and chilli powder in a pan and cook over a low heat until the butter has melted and everything has been incorporated — you want the butter to just start browning but not burn!
  3. Preheat your oven grill to a high heat. Place the prawns in a baking dish, flesh-side up, and pour over the butter mixture. Grill for 3 minutes, then flip the prawns and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove the prawns from the baking dish and leave to rest.
  4. Pour the liquid out of the baking dish back into the pan you melted the butter in, and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour this mixture over the prawns, sprinkle over the coriander and squeeze the lemon quarters all over.
  6. Serve with heavily buttered sourdough.

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