Barbecued Chermoula Prawns with Chickpea Salad
Barbecuing | Marinating | Moroccan | Pastes - Marinades, Dressings & Sauces
If you don’t feel like turning on the barbecue, marinate prawns in the chermoula then stir-fry or pan-fry them instead.
Serves 4 as an entrée
700g green prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1 bunch coriander
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
6 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
Salt flakes, to taste
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
100ml lemon juice
250ml extra virgin olive oil
400g cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 large tomatoes, diced
½ small red onion, diced
½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Make the Chermoula: finely chop coriander and parsley leaves together in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spread Chermoula generously over the prawns, cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make Chickpea Salad: combine chickpeas, tomatoes, onion and parsley in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
Heat a barbecue or char-grill plate.
Cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes until well coloured, then turn and cook for a further minute or 2 until they are just opaque all the way through. Divide between plates and serve with Chickpea Salad on the side.
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