As a busy Mum I’m always rushing around and love it when I can pull together a super quick, tasty healthy meal and these Sweet Chilli Coconut Prawns hit all the right spots.
The warm creamy coconut, gentle chilli heat and fresh zingy lime combine beautifully with the sweet prawns and the crunchy salad provides a fresh background texture.
The perfect light pick me up meal and even better it’s ready in minutes (about 5 if you really want to know)!
I’m a big fan of Vita Coco Coconut Oil and use it for for making my girls yummy lip balm as well as adding it to my baking and cooking. It’s a great alternative if your cooking dairy free … as long as you like the taste of coconut!
You Will Need (Serves 2 people)
Approx 140g fresh king prawns,
2 tsp Vita Coco cold pressed coconut oil,
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
2 tsp Sweet Chilli sauce
Juice of half a lime
Pea shoots (or other green salad)
Ground black pepper
Very gently heat the coconut oil and finely chopped garlic for just under a minute. Next mix in the sweet chilli sauce and add the fresh prawns.
Cook the prawns for three minutes turning over half way through. When you turn the prawns over also add the juice of half a lime.
Place a mix of fresh pea shoots and finely sliced white cabbage on a plate and top with your saluted prawns. Use the remaining sauce in the pan as a dressing and drizzle over the prawns and salad. Season to taste.
And as an extra bonus dish works well warm or cold and the sauce can be made up without the prawns to use as a dressing on other salads.
This recipe is an entry into the #Swearbyit challenge with Vita Coco. Find more great coconut oil recipes and tips on using coconut oil at www.swearbyit.com
This post is linked up to Tasty Tuesday hosted by Honest Mum