If you’re on a new year health kick after all that over-indulgence at Christmas then this recipe, courtesy of C’zon, will be right up your street. If we told you you had to eat high-protein, low-calorie food packed with iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamins B6, B12 and Niacin, you could be forgiven for envisaging something incredibly virtuous and probably tasteless. Well, say hello to the humble prawn, which boasts all of these lovely healthy properties, as well as a good old dose of Omega 3.
And for a dash of vitamins A and C and E to wash it all down with, may we introduce you to the mango, which is also low in calories while being high in fibre and antioxidants.
Add them together and what have you got? Super food which is super tasty.
- 16 good-sized prawns
- 200g mango
- 1 lime
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp acacia honey
- 2 spring onions
- 2 tbsp neutral oil
- Salt & pepper
1Peel the prawns and remove the heads. Marinate them for 2 hours in the lime juice cider vinegar, acacia honey, olive oil and chopped spring onions.
2Peel and cube the mango – you need at least two cubes per skewer.
3In a bowl, place 1 tbsp of gently warmed honey and soak your mango cubes in it one by one.
4Make the skewers by interspersing the mango and prawns (make sure they are well drained).
5Cook over a high heat in a non-stick skillet for 5-6 minutes, turning the skewers regularly. Set to one side.
6Reduce the marinade by heating it over high heat for 5-10 minutes until it thickens and becomes sticky
7Serve the skewers with a little of the sticky marinade on top.