Monday, August 6, 2012

Morunos Prawn and Courgette Salad

I haven't had any prawns in weeks, they haven't been great in the market last week,today I found some gorgeous fresh prawns and absolutely had to have them, you know the feeling when you see something so good, you just have to have it and I kind of wanted a light and healthy dish to compensate the excess of the weekend.

I shelled and beheaded the fresh prawns, love that expression beheading, put them in a bowl with Morunos spice mix which is no more than crushed coriander and cumin seeds picante paprika and a little oregano,  crushed garlic,  splash sherry vinegar and olive oil, and left to marinade.

I grated a fresh courgette into a bowl finely sliced a red pepper,and added some herby salad leaves only a handful, and chopped some fresh parsley added a handful of that too.

I got my pan scorching hot and tipped in the prawns with the marinade and cooked for a 3 or 4 minutes until they were beautifully pink.

Dressed the salad with the juice of half a lemon, half a lime, a glug basaltic,plated up and pored the prawns in the spicy oil on top...what a joy and very filling, had a bottle of the lightest crispest Orvieto, a delight, please you have to try this quick flavoursome and easy


  1. This sounds so good. Great idea having those prawns with zucchini. Never thought of pairing them together in a recipe. YUM!

  2. this sounds like a wonderfully delicious salad! those prawns are gorgeous!