Saturday, October 22, 2016

MENU's Recipe of the Week: Prawn Pilaff

1 shallot, very finely chopped – ½ t olive oil – 1 T butter - 2 cups of rice (not Basmati or jasmine) 100 ml dry white wine - 5 cups of fish stock –-sprig of thyme – half a bay leaf – a good pinch of saffron – salt – white pepper - 500g raw peeled and deveined prawns - 1 T chopped parsley

Fry the onion gently in the oil and butter with a pinch of salt. When it is soft, add the rice and stir till all the grains are transparent. Add the white wine and let it bubble away. Add the stock, a good shake of white pepper and the herbs and saffron. Stir then cover the pot with some greaseproof paper, then its lid and put into a 170°C oven for 20 minutes. Add the peeled prawns and put back into the oven for 10 minutes. By this time the liquid has almost all gone and the rice will be very moist and glossy. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Stir in the parsley. Serves 4
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016
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