How to make Prawn Olivetti Recipe - Prawns grilled with mushrooms, onions, cheery tomatoes, olives and added to vegetable sauce.

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) ( प्रॉन/कोलम्बी/झींगा ) , Mushrooms ( मशरूम )

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Starter

Prawn Olivetti

Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

For more recipes related to Prawn Olivetti checkout Prawn Cocktail , Almond Coated Prawns , Prawn Cutlet , Kala Jhinga . You can also find more Starter recipes like veg. momos, Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu, Cajun Fish, Arbi Ke Papad. Or try out these recipes from Mexican Cuisine like Mexican Nachos, Burritos With Chicken And Rice, Chicken Nacho Soup, Chilli Wings.

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Prawn Olivetti

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Prawn Olivetti

  • Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) 12-16 medium

  • Mushrooms 10-12

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Balsamic vinegar 4 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Red chillies crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh thyme 1 tablespoon

  • Green olives stoned 12-16

  • Tooth picks 12-16

  • Cherry tomatoes 10-12

  • Spring onions 2

  • Olive oil (spiced) 4 tablespoons

  • Lettuce 1 bunch

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh parsley for garnish


Step 1

Clean prawns. Remove shell but keep the tail intact. In a bowl mix ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, pepper powder, balsamic vinegar, salt and a little oil.

Step 2

Add lemon juice and marinate the prawns in this mixture. Add crushed red chillies, fresh thyme and mix again. Keep for half an hour in the refrigerator. Cut the cherry tomatoes into two. Cut the mushrooms into four.

Step 3

Slice the spring onions and the greens. Keep an olive between the two ends of the prawns and prick with a toothpick. Add the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and the spring onion greens to the leftover marinade.

Step 4

Cook the prawns on the grill. While the prawns are cooking heat the spiced olive oil in a pan. Add sliced spring onion and saute.

Step 5

Add the vegetables with the marinate and cook on high flame for a minute or two. Break the lettuce leaves with hand and spread on the serving plate.

Step 6

Add the grilled prawns to the vegetable sauce and add crushed pepper. Pour this over the lettuce bed and garnish with fresh parsley.

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