Bacon Wrapped Prawns

Bacon Wrapped Prawns

Bacon. Cured, smoked and thinly sliced strips of intense savouriness. What’s better than perfectly pan-fried bacon? Crisp bacon wrapped around a delicate prawn. This is the perfect starter if you crave a reminder of the ocean with a subtle saltiness to kick-start your appetite.

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Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Chickpea Sauce

Recipe by Lonno LodgeCourse: StartersCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Bacon. Cured, smoked and thinly sliced strips of intense savouriness. What’s better than perfectly pan-fried bacon? Crisp bacon wrapped around a delicate prawn. This is the perfect starter if you crave a reminder of the ocean with a subtle saltiness to kick-start your appetite.

Ingredients

  • 12 Prawns

  • 12 Bacon Slices

  • 2 Sprigs of Rosemary

  • Fresh Juice of one Lime

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Chickpea Sauce
  • 250g Chickpeas (1 drained 400g can will yield this amount)

  • 1 Pinch of Spanish Paprika

  • 3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt

Directions

  • Clean the prawns and remove shells leaving only the tail intact. Devein the prawns by making a shallow incision along the back of the prawn. Remove the intestine, rinse with cold water, and pat dry with towel.
  • Season prawns with generous drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Take one piece of bacon and wrap it tightly around each prawn.
  • Stuff two to three leaves of rosemary in between the layers of bacon as it is wrapped around the prawn.
  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. Place bacon wrapped prawns on a baking sheet and allow to cook for 10 minutes in oven.
  • While prawns are cooking in the oven, prepare the chickpea sauce.
  • Drain chickpeas and place in a blender with a pinch of Spanish Paprika, pinch of salt, and three tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Blend until a smooth puree.
  • Remove bacon wrapped prawns from oven, serve hot with chickpea sauce.

Notes

  • This recipe is part of our renown “The Charming Lonno Lodge Cookbook” that you can download for free or purchase as a printed copy on Amazon.