- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- Energy Kcal 236
- Carbohydrates g 4.4
- of which sugars g 4.4
- Protein g 18.6
- Fats g 15.9
- of which saturated fat g 2.31
- Fiber g 0.5
- Cholesterol mg 203
- Sodium mg 496
- Difficulty: Easy
- Prep time: 20 min
- Cook time: 12 min
- Serving: 4 people
- Cost: Average
In the mood for fish but don’t have much time to cook? Here’s our quick and easy solution: baked prawns – the flavor of the sea in a recipe for an incredibly fragrant fish main course with all the goodness of shellfish and just a few basic ingredients. And that’s not all – we’ve kept mind that some of you will want to keep it light, too, so this is a baked dish that uses a dressing that’s definitely light! Enjoy fresh, meaty, tender prawn with a fresh parsley citronette — perfect for any occasion, at any time of year, combined with your favorite sides, such as an aromatic zucchini salad with mint and basil on a hot summer’s day or a crunchy orange and fennel salad for the winter months. Whatever the weather, these baked prawns are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of whoever tries them!
How to prepare Baked prawns
To prepare the baked prawns, start by cleaning them, removing the legs and the hard upper shell 1, but taking care not to remove either the head or the tail, which should be left attached to the shrimp 2 for decoration. Now remove the digestive tract by cutting along the back of the prawn with a small knife 3
and removing the dark “vein,” 4 pulling it gently with the blade of the knife or a toothpick 5. Wash the bunch of parsley and chop it very finely. Squeeze the lemon juice 6,
then prepare the citronette dressing 7 that will be used to flavor the baked jumbo shrimp by placing the parsley in a small bowl, pouring in the lemon juice and olive oil 8, and adding salt and pepper 9 to taste.
Emulsify the sauce well 10 and set aside. Take a rectangular baking dish, arrange the cleaned prawns close together side by side 11, and pour the citronette dressing directly over them to flavor 12.
Cover the prawns with a sheet of parchment paper 13 to retain the moisture and keep them tender. Bake in a conventional oven preheated to 390°F (200°C) for 10-12 minutes. When cooked, take the prawns out of the oven 14 and serve hot 15!
These baked prawns are best enjoyed fresh from the oven, but you can keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 day. You can freeze the baked prawns if you have used fresh shellfish.
You might like to try using mint leaves to flavor the citronette and give the sauce that extra touch of freshness!