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Prawn tapas with bread and tomato sauce

Prep: 40 mins
Prawn tapas with bread and tomato sauce
This Spanish-style tapas dish will be a hit at the table.
 

1 red pepper

3 fat garlic cloves

1 fresh red chilli

1 large ripe tomato

10 shelled hazelnuts

10 blanched almonds

3 sprigs parsley

Large slice day-old bread

8 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

400g large, cooked, peeled tiger prawns, defrosted if frozen

Halve the pepper lengthways and remove the seeds and stalk.

Line a grill pan with foil and put the pepper halves, skin side up, on the grill pan with the whole garlic cloves, chilli and tomato.

Grill for 2 minutes, turn the tomato, then grill for a further 2 minutes.

Remove the tomato with a large spoon, then chop the tomato roughly.

Continue grilling the pepper, chilli and garlic for 4-5 minutes, until the pepper and chilli skins have blackened and the garlic is starting to soften.

When cool enough to handle, peel and halve the chilli, and scrape out and discard the seeds.

Peel the pepper and roughly chop both the pepper and chilli.

Toast the nuts in a pan then add them to a food processor with the parsley and chop roughly and set aside in a bowl.

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, add the pepper, garlic and chilli and fry for 3 minutes.

Tear up the bread and add to the pan, turning it in the oil until lightly browned.

Pulse in food processor with the tomatoes, salt, vinegar and oil until roughly chopped.

Tip into a bowl. Leave to cool and store in fridge for up to 3 days.

When ready to serve, add the nuts and parsley to the sauce and mix.

In a hot pan with a little olive oil flash fry the prawns until they take colour then remove from the heat.

Serve in a small bowl on a plate with the prawns. 

Serves
6

Preparation Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Fish, Vegetables, Chilli, Bread

Recipe Type
Bread, Tapas

Cuisine
Spanish

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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