BBQ Prawns with Peach and Avocado Salad

Ben O'Donoghue

Ingredients:

Serves 4 as a starter

  • 16 large green prawns – peeled tail on
  • 2 lemongrass stems , chopped white part only (reserve the top part for later)
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 long red chills roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Sea salt
  • 80ml coconut cream

Salad

  • 1 Ripe Hass avocado
  • 3 white peaches
  • 1 cup fresh mint , leaves picked
  • ½ cup coriander leaves washed and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the BBQ to medium high. Place the lemongrass, lime leaves, chilli oil and a pinch of salt in a small blender. Pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Toss the prawns in the marinade, the set aside in the fridge for an hour
  3. Prepare the salad by dicing the avocado and peaches in the same size pieces, gently toss in the fresh herbs then drizzle with extra virgin, lemon juice then season with salt and pepper
  4. Place the prawns onto the preheated BBQ, grill for 3 minutes then baste with the coconut cream using the lemongrass top as a brush. Turn over and cook for another minute on the other side and baste again, when cooked remove from heat
  5. Serve the prawns on their sticks with the salad on the side

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