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Kataifi-Wrapped Prawns with Lemon Garlic Butter

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    • 20 large green prawns
    • 100g butter
    • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 350g pack Kataifi pastry
    • A little oil spray


    1. To prepare the prawns, remove their heads and peel the shells away from the body, leaving the tail intact. Use a small sharp knife to slice along the back of each prawn, then de-vein them.
    2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the finely chopped garlic and  lemon zest and sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the lemon juice and season with a little salt and pepper. Pour half the garlic butter over the prawns and toss thoroughly to coat the. Set the remaining butter sauce aside in a small bowl, ready to serve.
    3. Turn the air-chef on and preheat to 180°C. Line the base of the tray with a sheet of foil.
    4. Remove the pastry from the bag and gently tease out the strands.
    5. Remove a small bunch of about 1 tablespoons of pastry and lay it in a 15cm strand on the clean bench top. Place one butter and garlic-soaked prawn at one end of the pastry and roll it up to completely coat the prawn but leave the tail exposed. The buttery coating should help the pastry stick to the prawn. Repeat with remaining prawns and pastry.
    6. Spray the kataifi-wrapped prawns with some oil spray. Place the prawns in the air-fryer basket and set the timer to 10 minutes. When the timer bell goes off, open the air-fryer, and use long-handled tongs to move the prawns around to expose the undercooked parts. Return the basket to the airfryer and cook for a further 5 minutes. Move the prawns around again and cook for a final 5 minutes.
    7. Serve the hot and crunchy prawns on a large platter with a few salad leaves and wedges of lemon or lime near by. Have the butter close by so that everyone can serve themselves. Serve at once.


    b2ap3_thumbnail_image005.jpgRecipe created and shared by Sandra Reynolds

    Sandra Reynolds has written over 1000 nutritious budget-friendly recipes for her blog The $120 Food Challenge, surviving unemployment payments and Aldi checkout lines along the way and turned personal adversity into a thriving blog.

    Her first cookbook, The $120 Food Challengeis published by Penguin Viking and Sandra is now writing her second cookbook. She still shops at Aldi every week.

    This recipe was developed using a Kambrook Appliance.


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    • Rosemary Harris 17 November 2014

      OMG these sound so good....maybe for Christmas day!

    • Wendy Hatton 17 November 2014

      This sounds so delicious. I'd love an Air Chef so I could enjoy crispy 'fried' food without feeling I must avoid it at all costs and feeling I'm missing out some how. I could find lots of (yummy) uses for it I think.

    • Steve Puu 17 January 2015

      The Airfryer idea is a fantastic machine for a quick, easy 2 person meal and plus cooking was much healthier. Thank you. Thank for sharing that Airfryer recipes

    • Julie 25 July 2015

      I love fried prawn but I find it hard to do it good with the kataifi-wrapping or any kinds of coat exterior to the prawn. Normally I leave it as it is after I peel the head and shell. I add some seasonings then fry it. I do like mayonnaise sauce for all kinds of prawn dish.

    • Ellen Scott 29 July 2015

      I didn't make the nearly similar recipe to yours but I often make my prawn dry and sometimes they are burnt. I tried to reduce the time then it was better but couldn't reach my expectation for the dish. Maybe I will follow your instruction very closely. Thanks.

    • A Perfect Pantry 30 July 2015

      Hope you enjoy the recipe.

    • Jarrod Oquinn 19 November 2015

      Its a great recipe. I will give a try today.thanks for sharing!!!

    • Elizabeth 20 January 2016

      Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this.

    • Jenny Brooks 25 July 2016

      I love wraps! Thanks for sharing this recipe, really look delicious. Will give it a try tonight at home.

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