Crumbed Prawns with Lemon Crème Recipe
There's nothing like a fresh seafood dish to get you into the mood for summer. It's the perfect, fuss-free appetiser that goes wonderfully with a crisp glass of Chardonnay... Ingredients: 100 g (½ pack) Pyotts kips, Spring Onion flavour 12 – 18 (about 800 g) large prawns salt and milled black pepper 2 egg whites 125 ml thick sour cream 30 ml grated lemon rind 30 ml finely chopped parsley 10 ml lemon juice 125 ml julienne strips of green spring onion tops Makes 12 – 16 Directions: Place the Pyotts kips in a processor and process into fine crumbs. Transfer to a shallow dish. Peel the prawns but leave the tails intact. Butterfly the prawns, remove the veins and season well with salt and pepper. Beat the egg whites into a light froth. Dip each prawn into the froth and then immediately into the crumbs, patting them lightly to ensure that they are evenly coated. Lay the prawns with the butterfly cuts facing uppermost in a single layer on an oiled baking tray. Place in the oven pre-heated to 200ºC and bake for 3 – 5 minutes or until just done. Meanwhile combine the sour cream, lemon rind and juice and parsley and set aside. To serve, arrange the prawns on a serving platter or in Chinese spoons arranged on a tray. Place a small dollop of the lemon crème on top of each prawn and garnish with the spring onion. Serve immediately. Recipe and photographs: Bakers 'Take a Biscuit' recipe book.