Rack of Dublin bay prawns with Champagne salsa

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Rack of Dublin bay prawns with Champagne salsa
This is a wonderful summer dish with a lovely combination of flavours.

1/2 small red, yellow and green pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 small mild red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
1 fresh plum tomato, seeded and diced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
5 fresh mint leaves, shredded
2 tbsp Champagne or mead
Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
28 raw jumbo Dublin Bay prawns
Knob butter
1 tbsp white wine
350g ruby chard or spinach, thick stems removed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To make the salsa, place the red, yellow and green pepper in a bowl with the chilli, tomato, red onion, mint, mead or Champagne, lime juice and olive oil.

Break the heads off the Dublin Bay prawns and then carefully remove the shells, leaving the tails intact.

Heat a large griddle pan until searing hot.

Run 2 x 20 cm/8 in bamboo skewers through seven of the peeled prawns and repeat until you have four racks in total.

Season to taste.

Brush the griddle pan with a little oil and add the racks of prawns, presentation side down.

Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly seared.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and wine in a pan.

Tip in the ruby chard or spinach and season generously, then sauté for a minute or two until just wilted.

Remove from the heat and drain away any excess liquid.

To serve, divide the sautéed ruby chard among warmed serving plates and place a rack of the prawns on top.

Drizzle over the mead salsa and serve the remainder in a small bowl at the table.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
5 minutes

Main ingredients

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Entertaining


Special Info
Gluten free, Nut free, Egg free

Level of Difficulty

Try using raw peeled tiger prawns as a good alternative.

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