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Spicy Banhoek Chilli Oil Butterflied Prawns

Recipe Courtesy of Captain Haddock Seafood Market

Elevate your dining experience with a tantalizing dish featuring butterflied prawns, expertly prepared and infused with the bold flavours of Banhoek Chilli Oil. This recipe celebrates the succulence of head-on prawns, heightened by the spicy kick of the chili oil, while steering clear of the ordinary.

Ingredients:

•             500g butterflied prawns, head-on and deveined

•             2 tablespoons Banhoek Chilli Oil

•             1 teaspoon paprika

•             1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

•             1 teaspoon ground cumin

•             1 teaspoon smoked paprika

•             Salt and pepper to taste

•             Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)

•             Lemon wedges (for serving)

Instructions:

  • Create the Flavors:

In a bowl, combine the Banhoek Chilli Oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to create a harmonious marinade that embodies depth and spice.

  • Infuse the Prawns:

Place the butterflied prawns in a large zip-top bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the prawns, ensuring they are generously coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, letting the flavours meld.

  • Heat Things Up:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or warm up a skillet over medium-high heat. If using a grill, lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.

  • Grill to Perfection:

Once the cooking surface is ready, carefully lay the marinated prawns onto it. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, until the prawns transform into a beautiful pink hue and their opulent texture shines through. Exercise caution to avoid overcooking.

  • Plate and Garnish:

Transfer the cooked prawns to a serving platter. For an extra burst of flavour, drizzle any remaining marinade over the prawns.

Sprinkle the dish with chopped cilantro leaves to introduce a touch of freshness and visual appeal.

  • A Tangy Twist:

Accompany the dish with lemon wedges on the side. Squeezing some lemon juice over the prawns will offer a delightful zing that complements the richness of the prawns and the fiery Banhoek Chilli Oil.

  • Savour and Enjoy:

Indulge in the captivating fusion of meticulously prepared butterflied prawns and the bold, spicy notes of Banhoek Chilli Oil. The symphony of flavours will awaken your palate and leave you craving more of this extraordinary culinary experience.

This recipe showcases the exceptional synergy of premium prawns and the robust heat of Banhoek Chilli Oil, delivering a dish that transcends the ordinary and delivers an unforgettable sensory journey.