Prawn salad

  • 31/10/2013
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 25 min

Light meals are typical summer fare, perfect on an easy day filled with fun activities that keep our body toned and our mind relaxed, but you do not need a summer day to enjoy this light, tasty and easy to make prawn salad.

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Ingredients

  • 500 g prawn (or shrimp) tails
  • 1 tsp Vegeta No MSG
  • Podravka ground black pepper
  • 200 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml brandy
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 150 g sweet corn
  • 50 g rocket or other bitter salad leaves
  • 50 ml wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 mint leaves
  • lemon
  • salt

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Shell and devein prawns or shrimp, or thaw if using frozen.
  2. 2.
    Sprinkle with Vegeta No MSG and ground black pepper, drizzle with 100 ml olive oil and leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet and grill the prawns. Top with the brandy and ignite.
  4. 4.
    When done with flambéing, add the white wine and sauté until the liquid is reduced.
  5. 5.
    Cut each cherry tomato in two, and add the halved tomatoes to a salad bowl. Drain and add canned sweet corn, rocket or other bitter salad leaves, and toss.
  6. 6.
    Add the prawns and drizzle with a simple dressing made of olive oil and a little wine vinegar. Add a pinch of salt if you like.

Serving

Serve immediately garnished with sliced lemon and mint leaves.

Advice

When making salad dressing, first add 1-2 whole peeled cloves of garlic to the olive oil and allow to steep for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the garlic before you add vinegar to the garlic-flavoured olive oil that will not leave an aftertaste of garlic on your breath.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 721 / 3.014 - -
Fat g 51,65 - -
Carbohydrates g 24,21 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,07 - -
Protein g 31,88 - -
Salt g 3,70 0 0
Vitamin A μg 1.204,69 30 24
Vitamin C mg 43,74 58 49
Niacin mg 10,52 75 53
Pantothenic acid mg 1,72 25 25
Potassium mg 648,76 18 18
Calcium mg 93,65 9 9
Phosphorous mg 404,42 51 51

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)