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    Marinated Prawns with Chipotle Salsa and Tortilla Strips

    Seafood is very popular in the coastal regions of South America and chipotle (pronounced chip-ote-ley) is a smoked chilli flavour used in these regions. This dish, with its chilli kick, makes a great start to a meal.

    • Diabetic
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus marinating
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes, plus 2 hours marinating 60 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 8


    • 600g whole raw Madagascan tiger prawns (about 30)
    • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes
    • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 2 tsp light muscovado sugar
    • 320g pack Discovery Soft Flour Tortillas
    • Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients A Spray of Olive Oil for Cooking
    • 2 x 170g packs Waitrose Fresh Vine Ripened Tomato Salsa Dip
    • 1 tsp Bart Picante Pimentón
    • 20g pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped


    1. Place the prawns in a shallow non-metallic dish with the lime zest and juice, chilli, garlic and sugar. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours, stirring halfway through to ensure that all the prawns are coated in the marinade.
    2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Spray each of the tortillas lightly with the olive oil before slicing into 3cm strips. Place the strips on a rack and cook in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the rack. Mix the salsa with the pimentón, to taste. Set aside.
    3. Warm a large non-stick frying pan or wok over a high heat. Add the prawns and half of the marinade to the pan. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the prawns are opaque and pink all over. Add the coriander to the pan and mix to combine. Serve the prawns with plenty of lime wedges, and the salsa and tortilla strips to dip.

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    Cook's tips

    Prepare to the end of paragraph 2 of the instructions and transport to the party. Continue from paragraph 3 of the instructions when ready to eat. Alternatively, serve the prawns cold. If doing so, chill them well before serving. Place napkins and warm finger bowls with lime slices on the table for your guests.


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