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Herb and Garlic Prawns

The weather is warming and and prawns are perfect for a light and healthy dinner or lunch. Try these delicious herb and garlic prawns on the BBQ or grill with a fresh salad. Absolutely delicious.

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
Cooking time: 5 minutes
½ cup coriander, chopped
½ cup parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic
juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
750g green prawns, peeled and deveined

  1. Place coriander, parsley, garlic, lemon and cumin in a food processor and process until a paste is formed.
  2. Marinate prawns in mixture for at least 2 hours.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan or char-grill and spray with oil. Add prawns and cook for approximately 1-2 minutes each side or until just cooked through. Serve with salad.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 239 Fat: 4.22g Carbs: 9.65g Fibre: 4.63g Sugars: 0.38g Protein: 39.87g

Sesame Prawn and Noodle Salad

This is a great refreshing salad for those hot summer days when you want something light.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons crushed ginger
500g green prawns, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
6 spring onions, sliced
1/3 cup coriander, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
1 carrot, grated
200g rice vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained

  1. Heat half of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add half of the garlic, half of the ginger and prawns and cook for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  2. Mix remaining oil, garlic and ginger with the soy sauce and honey.
  3. Place noodles in a large mixing bowl and add spring onions, coriander , cucumber, carrot and prawns. Add dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 214 Fat: 5.99g Carbs: 12.06g Fibre: 4.29g Sugars: 3.57g Protein: 27.64g

Tomato and Garlic Prawn Risoni

Yum yum yum!!! What on earth could be better than fresh garlic prawns cooked in a delicious tomato base. This one comprises all the great things in life. Top it off with a small amount of freshly grated parmesan and your taste buds will be in heaven:)

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus marinating
Cooking time: 15 minutes

2 cloves garlic, crushed
juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
500g green prawns, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
400g tin diced tomatoes
1 cup risoni
salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup parsley, chopped

1. Place half of the garlic, lemon juice and prawns in a bowl and stir. Leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes. (This can be done overnight.)
2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan and add the remaining garlic and onion then sauté for 1-2 minutes or until soft. Add the stock, wine and tomatoes and bring to the boil.
3. Stir in risoni, then cover with lid and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper then add prawns and cook a further 3-5 minutes or until just cooked through. Stir through parsley and serve.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 443 Fat: 5.96g Carbs: 55.22g Fibre: 1.58g Sugars: 3.95g Protein: 34.12g