I adore seafood, it is one of my most favourite things in the world – this year I haven’t been able to eat much of it (due to going through the hideousness that is chemotherapy – but less of that!). Once my 8 months of treatment had finished my lovely auntie had organised as a surprise the delivery of a huge box of fresh shellfish, fish and lobsters from Cornwall as a massive treat. I was so happy – the lobsters were eaten that night!
Included in the fresh seafood box were lots of gorgeous plump little crevettes, so sweet and succulent. They were pre-cooked, so I scoffed a few of them chilled with a big salad and lots of garlic mayonnaise. The rest I served heated through in a griddle pan, with citrus, garlic and coriander. This crustacean is so delicious it does not need to be served with much, just something a little zingy to compliment its natural sweet juicy flavours.
The below recipe is how I like to serve them, my favourite way to serve them I should say – Garlicky Lime Coriander Crevettes. YUM! I was eating these in mid-winter, but they would be delicious in the summer on a BBQ too, served with a big bowl of a lovely summery salad and some fresh baguette.
Do taste the juice’s just before serving – adding an extra squeeze of lime or a little more seasoning to your own personal taste. To serve them you just need a plate or bowl, a wedge of lime and a napkin to wipe your fingers on and then just tuck in with your hands. I love these with a glass of wine and a big wodge of fresh crusty bread to mop up the juices, perfection!
- 6 - 8 Crevettes / Large Shell-On Prawns
- Handful of Coriander, washed and roughly chopped.
- Half a lime
- Clove of garlic, thinly sliced.
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Drizzle of Olive Oil
- Heat a griddle pan or heavy based frying pan over low to medium setting.
- Add a drizzle of olive oil and gently fry the sliced garlic clove until soft. Then turn the heat up to medium and add the crevettes, turning after a minute or two.
- Once the Crevettes are piping hot, add a good squeeze of lime juice, and some freshly ground black pepper.
- Turn off the heat and add the coriander.
- Serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!