Are you looking for a unique and delicious seafood dish to try? Look no further than this easy yet flavourful prawn salad, a zesty and nutritious lunchtime option or light dinner.
This dish combines the succulent flavour and texture of prawns with a delightful salad of zesty and fragrant ingredients, creating a summery, Mediterranean-inspired meal. The best thing? It’s really quick and easy to make, allowing you to whip up something delicious in no time.
For the Prawns:
– 250g cooked and peeled prawns
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Zest and juice of 1 lemon
– 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
– 1 teaspoon of paprika
For the Salad:
– 100g of freshly cooked spaghetti
– 1 large tomato, diced
– 1 tablespoon capers
– 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
– 80g of tinned sweetcorn
– 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
– salt and pepper to taste
Preparing the Prawns:
In a medium bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and paprika. Add in the prawns and toss to coat.
Making the Salad:
In a large bowl, add the spaghetti, tomatoes, capers, parsley, and sweetcorn. Pour over the prawns and their marinade and mix together. Finally, add the mustard, salt and pepper to taste, and gently toss to combine.
Divide the salad between two plates and serve. Enjoy the rich, succulent prawns in combination with fresh vegetables and the zing of paprika and lemon.
Packed with flavour, this prawn salad is a great way to enjoy some varied ingredients in one delightful dish. Furthermore, the bright and fragrant flavours of this salad take influence from the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. If you love seafood, prawns are a great alternative to the usual fish dishes and this easy salad is bound to become a favourite.
For a heartier version, add some freshly cooked white beans or crumbled feta cheese for additional protein. Alternatively, swap out the prawns for pan-fried calamari strips for a delightful seafood salad experience. Whatever variation you choose, this prawn salad is sure to become a summer staple.