Even though I like to think of our mid week meals as fairly diverse, somewhere between meat, fish and the odd vegetarian option, I find myself all too often at a loss for new and interesting healthy dinner ideas. Alas, enter the humble prawn. Low in fat, high in protein, rich in vitamin E, zinc and iron and too easily over looked by your truly. In this recipe prawns are the headliners, flavoured with coconut, lime, basil and honey, this tropical delight is as fast and simple as it is delicious xx
Basil and Coconut Prawns with Green Tea Noodles
Inspired by EatFitFood
12 good sized green prawns – pealed + deveined
green tea noodles (available at health food stores / Asian food stores)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 cup carnation coconut milk
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon honey
handful of toasted desiccated coconut
1 chopped red chilli (optional)
handful chopped fresh basil
1. Cook green tea noodles as per pack. Drain, rinse and set aside.
2. In a small mixing bowl combine coconut milk, honey, lime zest and juice, whisk to combine. Add the prawns and allow to marinate from 1 to 3 hrs refrigerated.
3. In a small skillet heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Remove the prawns from marinate (reserving the mixture), chargrill for approx 1 minute on either side or until just cooked through but not over cooked. In the meantime in a small saucepan heat the marinate mixture, bring to the boil then allow to simmer for approx 4 minutes.
4. Divide the green tea noodles between 2 plates, top with the chargrilled prawns, toasted coconut, basil and chilli (if using) then drizzle with the sauce to serve.