Pickled prawns with heirloom tomatoes and Tabasco dressing

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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

Try chipotle or habanero Tabasco in the dressing for an even spicier result. Begin this recipe a day ahead to pickle the prawns.

  • 150 gm baby green beans, trimmed
  • 1 kg heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 500 gm heirloom cherry tomatoes, larger ones halved
  • 1 celery heart, thinly sliced, leaves reserved
  • To serve: sourdough bread, thickly sliced, grilled
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  • Pickled prawns
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp celery seeds and fennel seeds
  • 2 allspice
  • 1 kg cooked prawns, cleaned, tails intact
  • 250 ml (1 cup) lemon juice, plus ½ lemon, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 250 ml (1 cup) white wine vinegar
  • 4 golden shallots, thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • ½ fennel bulb, thinly sliced on a mandolin, fronds reserved
  • 1 long red chilli, split
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 250 ml (1 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
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  • Lime-Tabasco dressing
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 25 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove, grated on a microplane
  • To taste: Tabasco
01   For pickled prawns, crush spices in a mortar and pestle. Combine with remaining ingredients, except oil, in a large bowl, season to taste and pack into a large sterilised jar or container. Top with oil and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight. Pickled prawns will keep refrigerated for 3 days.
02   For lime-Tabasco dressing, whisk ingredients together in a bowl, season generously to taste and set aside until required.
03   Blanch beans until bright green (30 seconds), then drain and refresh. Combine in a large bowl with tomato, celery and celery leaves, drizzle with a little dressing, season to taste and serve with grilled bread and pickled prawns.

Topics:

CHILLIES, SHALLOTS, BEANS, SUMMER, CORIANDER, MAIN, CELERY, SEAFOOD, FENNEL, TOMATOES, DRINK SUGGESTION, PRAWNS

Recipe:

LISA FEATHERBY, EMMA KNOWLES , ALICE STOREY

Photography:

PRUE RUSCOE

Styling:

GERALDINE MUNOZ, EMMA KNOWLES, ALICE STOREY

Drinking Suggestion:

CHILLED VODKA. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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Dec 2013

Dec 2013

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