Return to listing

Gratin of Tiger Prawns with Chilli and Cheese

This is kind of Mexican but works best, we think, with Italian Fontina cheese, as this has the best melting consistency. Fat, juicy tiger prawns combined with cream and the melting cheese, and the added piquancy of lime and chilli, make this one of my favourite starters. Using bigger dishes, it would also make a splendid lunch dish for two, together with salad and some good bread.

 
 

This recipe first appeared in Sainsbury's Magazine.

Method

You need to deal with the prawns in advance by rinsing them, then leaving them in a colander set over a bowl for about an hour to defrost.

After that, peel off the shells and then, using the point of a sharp knife, make a tiny slit all along the back of each prawn and remove any black thread. Now place the prawns in a bowl, sprinkle in the lime juice and Tabasco, toss them around and leave them to marinate for about 15 minutes. At this point turn the grill on to its highest setting.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and lightly cook the onions for about 3 minutes before adding the garlic and the chillies, and continue to cook these for another 2-3 minutes. After that, divide the onion mixture between the 4 dishes, then drain the prawns and divide these equally, too.

Next, give everything a good seasoning of salt and freshly milled black pepper, then pour the cream over, followed by the cheese scattered on top. Now put the dishes on a baking sheet and place under the grill about 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat. Grill for 5-6 minutes, until the prawns turn pink and the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

 

Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to Waitrose.com
 
 

Related recipes


No recipes relate to this.

 
 

 

 




 
Forums
Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Chicken with sherry vinegar and Tarragon Sauce.
03 Aug 2015 12:46
Galvanina giveaway Week 3 winner
29 Jul 2015 17:34
Coffee Break Summer collection
03 Aug 2015 15:44
Food and travel Refreshing cocktail with Galvanina
25 Jun 2015 21:28
Can Anyone Help? Sponge cake flop
02 Aug 2015 23:24
Books Jam made with concentrates
13 Jun 2015 07:32
Equipment Quartz kitchen worktops
24 Jun 2015 02:03
Gardening Oxalis
03 Aug 2015 00:07
 
NetObserver
CMS solutions by REDtechnology.com