Džiugas cheese coated prawns

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..and it was easier to make than I thought!

Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:388
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:4th November 2015

The recipe was created by a famous food virtuoso from Spain Mark Audibert especially for the award winning Lithuanian hard cheese; Džiugas cheese.

It's a different way to serve prawns and makes an ideal starter.

Thanks to Džiugas cheeses for their permission to use this recipe.


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  1. Mix the Panko breadcrumbs with the crushed garlic & grated Džiugas cheese
  2. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes
  3. Roll the prawns in the breadcrumb mix and then gently saute in olive oil for about 4 minutes; a fresh sliced red chilli could be added at this stage if liked
  4. Drain and discard any extra oil oil, then add any remaining breadcrumb mix saute for a minute or two

Serving suggestions

Serve the prawns with the remaining breadcrumb and cheese mix sprinkled over the top - superb with garlic mayonnaise!

Chef's notes

I thought this recipe sounded delicious but I have to say, when looking at the picture for this recipe, (provided by Džiugas), I did think that it would be difficult, if not impossible to get the breadcrumbs to stick to the prawns in the manner shown. I was correct on both counts; it was absolutely delicious, and the coating did not stick to the prawns!

To get the coating to cover the prawns, whisk an egg, dip each prawn in lain flour, then the egg-wash, then the breadcrumbs.

It is a fabulous recipe for a savoury crumble topping, it would be excellent on a fish pie.

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