A while ago we had an impromptu BBQ party at a friend’s. Initially the idea was to make ‘tons of Buffalo Wings’ and plonk ourselves in front of the TV for movie marathon. But the idea soon transformed because we ‘discovered’ a rather unloved BBQ nestling at Ralph’s balcony. And with that, several other dishes were thought up including quite a few salads and this particular item that I’m immensely proud of: Prawns in Blankets. Cheesy ones, even.
Technically this is a non-recipe as it’s just so simple! All you need: Bag of large enough prawns, bacon, some mozarella and spring onions.
First, you get your assistant to peel and devein the prawns (my least favourite chore in the kitchen). No assistant? Well get your hands dirty and stinky! Don’t forget to rub your finger tips over stainless steel surface to get rid of the prawn smell. Trust me, it really works!
Get the bacon strips ready, sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese on top, and few chopped up pieces of spring onions (chives would work well too), then place the prawn next to the pile and start rolling! You might not need the whole strip of bacon so cut off as you please. Use the rest of the bacon in the potato salad! Repeat the process for the rest of the prawns and then you are ready to go. Place them on a baking tray, and sprinkle more cheese if you like. I did.
Now all you need to do is to bake them in a 180 degree celcius oven for no more than 15 minutes, or judge your instinct, don’t overcook the prawns! Once the prawns are done, squeeze some lemon juice on top. Prepare to wow the crowd.
It might not look like much but I can guarantee you this would accidentally become the star of the party. So simple yet completely delicious. These would be served up everytime we have a BBQ from now on.
So, what about the Buffalo wings? Well they were great too (in fact we finished nearly 4kg between the 4 of us) but like I said, they became the accompanying dish instead.
But still I have to say the potato salad is still fabulous.
Soft potato pieces, apple slices, hard boiled eggs, crispy bacon bits and spring onion dressed by Japanese Mayonnaise, English Mustard, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper. Perfect.
Here’s the spread.
Can’t wait for the next BBQ party!