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

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

Cuisine : Mexican

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Prawn Olivetti

Mexico, wild and barren in the north and sultry and hot in the south, offers a cuisine that reflects the culture of the country – colourful, rich, invigorating and always, always festive! 
The most common impression about Mexican food is that it is hot and wholesome and has many similarities with Indian food. And like Indian cuisine Mexican is not one single cuisine but many. There is a feast of flavours for the food lover as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean teem with fish, while the adjoining regions bloom with luscious fruit like pineapple and papayas. The high plateau yields wonderful vegetables and the north is cattle country…..and to bind all these in one single string are chillies…in every shape, colour and size, from the subtle to the strong, producing a signature to Mexican cuisine.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Prawn Olivetti Recipe

  • Prawns 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.