1 Pound Peeled and Deveined PrawnsSauce is a healthy weeknight dinner that is sure to please. The textures alone make this recipe special, but then you add in the fact it’s healthy. You’ll feel good making this for your family knowing you’re feeding them something that is good for their body. Here’s a little information about the special ingredients in our recipe.
1 Pound Peeled and Deviened Prawns
3/4 Cup of Red Quinoa Usually available in the bulk aisle in your grocery store
1. Brine adds flavour and moisture to your Prawns
2. Stir salt and sugar into boiling water until dissolved;
3. You can add any of your favourite Prawn seasonings at this point. A little ol-bay is nice with onion and garlic powder; after 5 minutes of high heat. Then pour the brine into a large bowl filled with ice in another bowl underneath to shock and preserve the flavour of the brine ingredients.
4. Place cleaned Prawns in the room temperature brine
5. Into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, but not too long, or the prawn texture will change due to the salt/sugar. No NO
6. Next, take your cleaned Prawn and saute in a pan over medium-high heat with 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil /Or GrapeSeedoil. From there you’ll be looking for the Prawn to start turning pink around the edges. At that point, wait another minute or so depending on how many Prawns you're cooking. Then turn the Prawn and continue cooking till all your Prawns are a nice pink colour. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel to drain.
Serving - In a saucepan, warm your Romesco sauce to serving temperature. Remember, this is non-cooked sauce to keep the vibrant flavour. Add your warm Prawns to the Romesco sauce to coat all over. Add your fluffy Quinoa to a warmed plate (follow instructions on quinoa package or watch our how-to video in the post above)
1. (Chef Tip: place your oven on a low temp and add your plates while bringing everything together). Top your Quinoa with the Prawns, add a little extra Romesco sauce on top and garnish with a green herb you enjoy like parsley or basil.