Chilled Prawns With 3 Easy Dipping Sauces
April 08, 2018
"From a free promotional booklet from our fish monger. Times and serves are estimated."
- FOR GINGER LIME & CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE
- FOR SMOKED CHILLI MAYONNAISE DIPPING SAUCE
- FOR ROCKET & HORSERADISH PESTO DIPPING SAUCE
- Serving Size: 1 (347.7 g)
- Calories 418
- Total Fat - 24.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
- Cholesterol - 322.4 mg
- Sodium - 1667.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 14.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
- Sugars - 2.6 g
- Protein - 35.5 g
- Calcium - 156.2 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 18.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Step by Step Method
FOR THE GINGER LIME AND CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE
Deseed and finely chop the red chillies and combine with the grated ginger, the juice of the lime and the caster sugar and finish with some chopped coriader leaves to serve.
FOR THE SMOKED CHILLI MAYONNAISE DIPPING SAUCE
Combine the mayonnaise with the paprika, cayenne and lemon juice.
FOR THE ROCKET AND HORSERADISH PESTO DIPPING SAUCE
Blend rocket leaves with toasted pine nuts, horseradish, the juice of the lemon and good quality olive oil.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- If possible, use fresh shrimp for the best flavor.
- Look for high-quality olive oil for the Rocket and Horseradish Pesto Dipping Sauce for the best flavor.
- Substitute the red chillies for jalapenos in the Ginger Lime and Chilli Dipping Sauce. This substitution will give the sauce a milder heat, making it more accessible to a wider range of palates.
- Substitute the mayonnaise in the Smoked Chilli Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce for Greek yogurt. This substitution will make the sauce lighter, providing a healthier alternative while still maintaining the smoky flavor.
Garlic & Parsley Dipping Sauce Combine 1 cup of mayonnaise with 2 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (chopped) and the juice of 1/2 lemon.
Garlic Roasted Potatoes: These oven-baked potatoes are roasted in garlic and herbs, making them the perfect accompaniment to the chilled prawns. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, adding a nice contrast to the prawns. They also pair well with all three dipping sauces.
Grilled Asparagus: Grilled asparagus is a delicious and healthy side dish that pairs perfectly with the garlic roasted potatoes and chilled prawns. The smoky flavor of the asparagus complements the garlic and herbs in the potatoes, while the crunchy texture adds a nice contrast to the prawns. It also pairs well with all three dipping sauces.
Q: How do I make the Rocket and Horseradish Pesto Dipping Sauce?
A: To make the Rocket and Horseradish Pesto Dipping Sauce, blend rocket leaves with toasted pine nuts, horseradish, the juice of the lemon and good quality olive oil.
Q: What is the best way to serve the Rocket and Horseradish Pesto Dipping Sauce?
A: The Rocket and Horseradish Pesto Dipping Sauce is best served as a dip for vegetables, crackers, or chips. It can also be used as a condiment for sandwiches or wraps.
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Fun Fact 1: Chilled prawns are a popular seafood dish in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom. In fact, the dish was famously served to Queen Elizabeth II in her coronation banquet in 1953.
Fun Fact 2: The ingredients used in this recipe are all popular in Asian cooking, and the combination of ginger, chilli and lime is often referred to as the 'Asian trinity'. This flavour combination is popular in many countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.