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    Prawn & lobster po'boy

    By Heston Blumenthal

    Marinated in a simple, spicy dressing and accompanied by a clever chargrilled coleslaw enhanced with citrussy yuzu juice, these prawn and lobster po’ boys are anything but poor

    Serves: 4


    250g shell on prawns, deveined, or lobster tails or a mix of the two
    Waitrose 12 Assorted Mini Rolls, sliced, to serve
    ½ tbsp coriander seeds

    2g smoked sweet paprika
    0.5g cayenne pepper
    20g olive oil
    1g lemon zest
    8g lemon juice

    1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut into slices approx 2cm thick
    90g yuzu juice
    ½ white cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
    1 spring cabbage cut into quarters
    1 red onion, peeled and quartered
    1 carrot, peeled and cut into quarters lengthwise
    25g pack parsley, chopped
    200g mayonnaise


    1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add the prawns and lobster, and leave to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.

    2. For the coleslaw, place the slices of apple in a bowl with 20g of the yuzu juice and 20g of water. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours.

    3. Preheat the barbecue, lightly grease then chargrill all the vegetables for the coleslaw on
    all sides, with their roots left on. Season lightly with salt during cooking. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, thinly slice the vegetables, then place in a bowl. Add the parsley, drained and chopped apples, mayonnaise and the rest of the yuzu juice. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    4. Season the marinated prawns and lobster with fine salt and black pepper, then grill over the hot barbecue on both sides for about 1-2 minutes for the prawns and 10-12 minutes for the lobster tails, or until pink and opaque. Once cooked, peel the prawns and lobster and slice into bitesize pieces. Set to one side.

    5. Shallow fry the coriander seeds for 30 seconds in oil at 180ºC. Strain and reserve. Place the sliced mini rolls cut side down on the grill and toast for a couple of seconds. Place some of the coleslaw into each of the rolls. Add some of the grilled seafood on top and sprinkle over some of the fried coriander seeds.  

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