Fish, prawn and prosciutto brochettes

Fish, prawn and prosciutto brochettes

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40min


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Sumptuous seafood on skewers with cheerful yellow capsicum, baby tomatoes and cubes of bread makes an attractive meal, great for entertaining. A fresh basil and lime mayonnaise completes the dish. Serve with a mixed green or asparagus salad.

Zoë Harpham

Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow capsicum, seeded and cut into 2.5 cm squares
  • 24 raw prawns, peeled
  • 350 g firm white fish fillet, cut into 2.5 cm cubes
  • 75 g prosciutto, cut into strips 2.5 cm wide
  • 24 grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 16 cubes of bread, such as ciabatta or rustic-type loaf
  • BASIL AND LIME MAYONNAISE
  • ⅓ cup (90 g) 97% fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Directions
Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Soak eight bamboo skewers for the brochettes in cold water to prevent them from burning under the grill. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Squeeze the juice from one of the limes. Put 1 tablespoon of the lime juice into a bowl with the oil and whisk together, seasoning with a little freshly ground pepper. Reserve the remaining lime juice and cut the other lime into four wedges, then set aside.
  3. Add the capsicum pieces to the marinade (there should be about 16 squares) and toss until coated, then remove and set aside, leaving as much marinade as possible behind. Do the same with the prawns and, finally, the fish.
  4. Wrap each fish cube in a strip of prosciutto; the two ends should just overlap, leaving the sides of the fish showing, so trim if necessary.
  5. Thread the prosciutto-wrapped fish onto the skewers, alternating with the prawns, capsicum and tomatoes. Make sure that there is still about 10 cm left at the top of each skewer to add the bread.
  6. Grill the brochettes for 1½ minutes on each side. Add the cubes of bread to the end of the skewers and grill for a further 3–4 minutes, turning as needed, until all the ingredients are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, basil and reserved lime juice. Serve two brochettes per person with some basil mayonnaise and a wedge of lime.

EACH SERVING

1½ portions vegetables

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