The Great Prawn Off


The other day I was wandering around the supermarket in a bit of a daze, trying to figure out what I was going to do for lunch, and I saw these beautiful little prawns. Usually I don’t like to buy fish from the supermarket because I’m not sure just how fresh it is, I’d rather buy it from the fishmonger’s, but some of the supermarkets have some fantastic stuff these days.

I love prawns but the key to cooking them is making sure that you only cook them for a couple of minutes max – nothing is worse than overcooked prawns. You want them to be pink but retain that crunch.

When I made this there was something missing and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then it hit me: garlic. So re-write has garlic, my one didn’t. Boo for me, yay for you. And as for it being over polenta, on the one hand it’s because I love polenta and I’d probably eat anything with it, on the other I have a vague memory of shrimp and grits? Ayway. This is awesome.