August 9, 2013

Prawn with melon-cucumber salad and sesame tuiles

Slowly I am really getting into a kind of autumn mood and I really do not want to. It's been raining for days and it is cold and almost no sunshine. I hope summer is going to come back soon! And even this salad screams for hot weather: lightly dressed cucumber-melon salad with spicy prawns, done in 15 minutes.

for the prawns:
3-4 prawns per person

peanut oil
juice and zest of a lime

for the salad:
1 cucumber

1/2 galia or cantaloupe melon
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoons rape seed oil
2 tablespoons yoghurt or kefir
ground coriander
dill seeds


for the sesame tuiles:
50 g soft butter
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon fish sauce
30 g flour
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon white and black sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 180°C. For the tuiles beat butter with honey until fluffy, add the rest of the ingredients and stir everything together and mix well. Smear batter onto a baking paper in any kind of shape you like and bake for about 5 minutes.

Marinate prawns with chili, garlic, ginger, some lime juice and zest, also add some oil. And fry them in a hot pan right before serving.

Slice thinly cucumber and melon. Puree about 70 g of melon with lime juice, oil and yoghurt. Sieve and season with salt, pepper, ground coriander and roasted dill seeds.


Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks great!
Liebe Grüsse aus Zürich,
PS. rape seed oil?

Unknown said...

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