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      RECIPE TITLE "Barbecued Prawns with Corn Relish"
    Recipe from Cooking with Patrick Clark: A Tribute to the Man and His Cuisine

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    yieldsServes 6 time---difficulty moderate

    You can use prawns without the heads, but make sure you skewer them so they don't curl when they cook.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 3 cups fresh corn kernels, cooked
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
    • 2 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 18 prawns, heads on
    • 1/2 cup Patrick's Barbecue Sauce (page 90)
    • 6 cups mesclun greens


      RECIPE METHOD

    To make the dressing:

    Combine the sour cream, Tabasco sauce, and lime juice in a small bowl and set aside.

    To make the relish:

    Toss together the corn, onion, jalapeño, tomatoes, vinegar, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the cilantro in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.

    To cook the prawns:

    Remove the shell from the body of each prawn, leaving the head intact. Skewer the length of the prawn on a bamboo skewer. Season lightly with salt and pepper and brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on a hot grill for 30 seconds, brush with barbecue sauce, and grill for 30 seconds. Turn the prawns over, brush with more barbecue sauce, and grill for 1 minute. Remove the prawns from the grill and remove the skewers.

    To prepare the greens:

    Toss the mesclun greens with some of the liquid from the corn relish.

    Place a mound of mesclun greens in the center of each plate and arrange the prawns on the lettuce. Spoon the corn relish in a band across the prawns and drizzle the dressing back and forth across the salad in a Z pattern.


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