Oven Roasted Prawns with Vegetable Cous Cous

Yo, After being away from you all for a long while, I decided to create a little sumpin’ sumpin’ tonight…Da Wifey and I were shopping for groceries and I decided to step to the fresh seafood counter and low and behold, I spotted these King Prawns lookin’ all pretty and stuff. Since Da Wifey loves King Prawns I decided to go ahead and purchase about 10 of ’em. Pulling from our trips to Spain I thought I might baked these bad boys off and place them on top of a steaming hot mountain of Cous Cous…littered with all kinds of fresh vegetables and things. Check out this tasty and very simple recipe. You’re gonna love it! Oh, the Flavor Crank was a little smoked Paprika for the Prawns and lemon ¬†juice for the Cous Cous… Enjoy!

Ingredients:

For the Prawns:

10 Fresh King Prawns with shells on

1 tbs of smoked paprika

1.5 tbs of kosher salt

zest of 1 lime

zest of 1 lemon

2 tbs of EV Olive oil

1/3 cup of white wine (Chardonnay is fine)

2 cloves of finely chopped garlic

For the Cous Cous:

3/4 cup of Cous Cous

3/4 cup of boiling salted water (1 tbs)

5 or 6 cherry tomatoes sliced in quarters lengthwise

a handful of raisins

zest of 1 lemon

1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tbs of freshly chopped parsley and basil

2 tbs of diced cucumbers – skin on

2 tbs of sun dried tomatoes in olive oil

1/2 of a small red bell pepper chopped small

2 to 3 tbs of EV Olive oil

To make:

For the Prawns…Preheat your oven to 375 degrees farenheit. Place the Prawns on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish side by side and touching each other. Sprinkle all of the ingredients evenly over the prawns. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the shells have turned pink. Done. For the Cous Cous…place the Cous Cous in a glass bowl and add the salted boiling water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the Cous Cous to steep for about 5 minutes or until the Cous Cous has absorbed all of the water. Done. To serve: With a fork, fluff the Cous Cous as you would fluff rice and immediately add the lemon juice, olive oil and zest. Add the remaining ingredients for the Cous Cous (reserve some of the freshly chopped basil and parsley to add on top) mix evenly and place the Cous Cous in the center of a platter or in a large serving dish. Add the King Prawns and serve immediately and then sprinkle the remaining parsley and basil on top. I had a glass of white wine with this one..Da Wifey had the Rose’…Serves only two peeps! Enjoy!!!! 20 minutes max to make…Oh, you are going to need a bowl of water on the table and lots of napkins because peeling these bad boys is going to be a little messy…but worth it!

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