Oh, where do I start??? The fishmongers at the local farmers’ market send a weekly email notifying customers of the items that will be available and what can be ordered that week. This weekend, live prawns were on offer and could be ordered. I did pause to think, live prawns? and came up with a few things this could mean…..what I did not allow myself to believe is that a few hours after picking them up, several would get loose in my kitchen sink and on the counter.
It took a lot of will to not tell the fishmongers I had no idea what I was getting into so I pretended I was not surprised. I decided to saute them in a bit of olive oil and lemon juice and serve with a side of lemon-garlic pasta. It turned out to be a great meal though a bit traumatic getting to that point….
To do the same, follow the below steps.
Warm olive oil in pan.
Add thinly sliced garlic
I added steamed cabbage for a bit of green (optional)
Remove cabbage trying to separate from the garlic, place in a bowl and cover to keep warm.
Add a bit more olive oil to the pan, saute prawns for 4-5 minutes until just cooked. I had to put a lid on the pan…
I added a clove of sliced garlic, the cooked cabbage and cooked pasta to the pan. I then mixed it with 100 ml of plain yoghurt and the juice of 1 lemon.
Serve with a white wine from a vineyard we visited in Provence. Lovely combination!