Simply prawntastic

I was inspired by a magazine for this recipe.

I was inspired by a magazine for this recipe.

As is typical of me, though, this recipe doesn’t come close to resembling the recipe that inspired me!

I picture you, my readers, making this dish at the height of summer so you can eat it out on the deck or patio while absorbing as much heat and vitamin D from the sun as you can.

Of course, if you can wrangle up some fresh prawns  from our own waters they’d be wonderful, so by all means use them.

(The Western Family white prawns often go on sale at Overwaitea for a great price.)

I made this in a wok but you could use a large fry pan if you like.

Pancetta Prawns

1- tsp grape seed oil or extra virgin olive oil

1- pkg sliced pancetta, cut in thin strips

2 – 454 gram bags of peeled raw prawns

1/4 tsp – minced garlic

1 tsp – minced basil leaves

1 bunch – green onion, sliced on the diagonal

1 – mango peeled and diced medium

1 – small lime, quartered

Juice of one small lime

Putting it all together

Heat the oil in wok over high heat.

Add in pancetta strips and cook until almost crisp, then add the prawns and garlic while stirring occasionally.

When prawns are almost cooked, add the green onions, diced mango and basil leaves.

Cook until the mango is heated through and the green onions have cooked, but are still bright green.

At the last second before serving, toss in the lime juice.

Serve hot with crusty garlic bread and extra wedges of lime, or over a bed of mixed baby greens.

For more of an elegant presentation, wrap the prawns and chunks of mango in the pancetta then thread on a skewer.

Make a wet rub out of the oil, green onions, garlic and basil and rub on the skewered fruit and prawns.

Refrigerate for approximately two hours.

When ready to cook, grill on barbecue or broil in the oven.

At the last minute brush with lime juice and serve with lime wedges.

 

Just Posted

Inside the music

Big Read: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Frost backs Town of Port McNeill’s temporary legal cannabis sales ban

“I spoke with all the councillors and was kept up to date with what was going on.”

Seal attacks kayakers in the Broughton Archipelago

“It has to be one chance in a million of this happening.”

BC Ferries delays launch of Northern Sea Wolf route

For the second time, BC Ferries delays direct service from Port Hardy to Bella Coola

Historic Hornsby Crawler housing at hand

Construction for Hornsby Crawler structure approved by RDMW

BC Games: Day 1 comes to an end

Medals have already been handed out following one day of competition in the 2018 BC Summer Games

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Tara’s Tee Box: How to stop slicing the golf ball

“The simplest way to correct A SLICE is to understand how to swing in balance from start to finish.”

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Most Read