RECIPE NO.12: PRAWNS IN BEER + GREEK SALAD WITH A TWIST

RECIPE NO. 12 (3OTH NOVEMBER 2017)
THE MEAL:  PRAWNS IN BEER + GREEK SALAD WITH A TWIST
WHO CHOSE IT: ELIZABETH

Elizabeth’s side of the story: 

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…and November is made for seafood, hot summer nights, family, laughs and remembering all there is to be grateful for. I had hoped to do a thanksgiving dinner this year but due to unforeseen circumstances it just wasn’t going to materialize. My husband suggested we have a scrumptious dinner one week later, and that’s exactly what happened.

THE INGREDIENTS:

Prawns, lemon juice, spices, garlic, beer, peri-peri, garlic and the usual greek salad ingredients.

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THE METHOD:

The Prawns were so simple. It took me a few minutes to mix up their marinade and allow them time to soak in all the yummy goodness. They were popped into the oven and whilst they were cooking, I had time to prepare the salad.

The ingredients are chopped and arranged on a platter. Secondly, a lovely herb infused dressing drizzled over the top and last, but most certainly not least, is the lovely addition of fried feta. Who would have guessed that frying feta could change it’s taste so drastically? YUM!

THE EXPERIENCE:

I thoroughly enjoyed this meal, as did the rest of the family. It is light, summery and super easy to prepare. I wasn’t a fan of prawns until a few years ago and this has been the only recipe I have ever used to make prawns. It’s been a winner every time.

A Greek salad is also one of my favourites (tomatoes being the selling point) and so I’m always delighted to have a good greek salad accompany my meal. This salad is a delicious alternative for anyone wanting a change in scenery.

THE COST:
Prawns are defiantly not intended to be kind to ones pocket. We did buy extra prawns which I haven’t factored into the calculation. The recipe says 4-6 people and I do believe the portion suggested would sufficiently feed 4 people.

TOTAL: R315.00 / £ 17,36

DID WE RATE THIS:
NEVER AGAIN | OCCASIONALLY | ONCE A MONTH | A FAMILY FAVOURITE

Ingrid’s side of the story: 

I don’t like prawns. I have never been a massive fan, but my husband calling them “the cockroaches of the ocean” certainly didn’t help. I think that if I were eating them and they were disguised, I would actually like them – I am just so easily influenced by the thought.

However, I did enjoy this meal, as did the rest of my family and we will certainly be making it again. In fact, ever since making this meal, Greek salads have been a steady accompaniment to several meals. My son especially devours it and makes all of the right noises while chomping away.

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THE METHOD:

As Lizzy mentioned above, this meal was certainly as easy as 1-2-3! As a working mum, that made it even more appealing. I quickly whipped up the marinade, popped the prawns into the oven and then while that was cooking, could quickly make the greek salad.

THE EXPERIENCE:

This was a good experience. Simple meal with only a few ingredients that are easy to buy, quick to throw together and full of yummy flavours and textures. We loved it. The only down side for us – was that the feta cheese that we used, pretty much disintegrated in the frying pan. I have since tried it with another brand, but that too turned to yoghurt. I’m not sure whether that it a British/South African thing – but I think in future we will just stick to halloumi.

THE COST:

TOTAL: R287.45/ £ 17,08

DID WE RATE THIS:
NEVER AGAIN | OCCASIONALLY | ONCE A MONTH | A FAMILY FAVOURITE

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