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Tiger Prawns in a Blanket
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A dish full of summer flavors!  This is one of my favorite recipes! The only way to really understand how a single leaf of mint and basil can transform this recipe in such a unique way!

For the prawns

  • For the prawns, remove the heads and shell but leave the tail attached.
  • Run a sharp knife along the backs of the prawns to devein. Do not cut it in half; butterfly it, leaving the tail intact.
  • Transfer prawns to a bowl. Drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hands to coat properly in the marinade.
  • Spread the sheets of phyllo dough on a working surface. Leave them just as they are, one on top of the other and cut them into 4 equal sized strips, lengthwise.
  •  Lift one strip and place directly in front of you. Cover remaining phyllo dough with a damp towel so they don’t dry out.
  • Brush lower part of strip with olive oil.
  • Add a whole mint leaf on the lower part of the strip. Cover with a prawn, place on the strip horizontally with its tail hanging out. Top with a basil leaf.
  • Start to roll phyllo strip and prawn. Halfway through the rolling, turn the phyllo that is across from the tail, inward, like a “package” and continue to roll until the prawn is wrapped nicely in the phyllo
  • Brush oil all over the roll. Set aside and cover with a damp towel until all of the shrimp are done.
  • Fill a large non-stick pan with a generous amount of vegetable oil. Place over medium heat and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and crispy on both sides.

For the sweet and sour sauce

  • In a bowl, add the honey, the juice from 2 limes and mix them with a spoon. 
  • Thinly slice a chilli and add it into the bowl. 
  • Serve the prawns with sweet and sour sauce and some cherry tomatoes.
Tip
To serve, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds!!! 
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

283
Calories (kcal)
14 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

17.5
Total Fat (g)
25 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

2.6
Saturated Fat (g)
13 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

15.1
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

15.1
Sugars (g)
17 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

15.3
Protein (g)
31 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.7
Fibre (g)
3 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.5
Sodium (g)
8 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.