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Skewers Of Grilled Prawns With A Fresh Corn And Tomato Salad

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 medium prawns, head and tail in tact and the shell from the body removed
  • 24 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • 2 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (from 2 medium-size ears), blanched
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cleaned and roasted until tender
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, green part only


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, hot sauce, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk to blend well. Season the prawns with salt and pepper. Place 2 prawns on each skewer and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour half of the dressing over the prawns, seal the bag and shake several times to evenly distribute the dressing over each prawn. Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the bag and bring to room temperature.
  • Preheat the grill.
  • Place skewers on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the prawns turn bright pink and their tails curl in. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the corn, basil, onion, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Add the remaining dressing and toss to mix. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Using 3 to 6 spears of asparagus, form a triangle in the center of each serving plate. Spoon the corn and tomato mixture in the center of each plate. Lay 2 to 3 skewers on top of the salad. Garnish with green onions.