Asian slaw with steamed prawns

Asian slaw with steamed prawns

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  • 4
  • Dairy free Fat conscious Health conscious
  • 15 minutes
  • 5 minutes


  • 16 prawns, peeled
  • 12 radishes, rinsed and trimmed
  • 8 carrots, peeled
  • 3 – 4 grapefruit, peeled and sliced into segments
  • 4 – 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 x 5 cm piece ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 t brown sugar or honey
  • Nigella seeds, for sprinkling
  • 2 limes, juiced (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Place a saucepan containing a little water over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer.

Steam the prawns, in batches, in a sieve over the simmering water, ensuring the sieve does not touch the water. Set aside.

To make the slaw, thinly slice the radishes and place in a large bowl. Finely grate the carrot, or thinly slice into matchsticks. Add the grapefruit, spring onion, ginger, rice-wine vinegar and sugar or honey, then toss.

Divide the slaw between four plates and top with the steamed prawns, a sprinkling of nigella seeds and a squeeze of lime juice, if you like.

Cook’s notes: Prawns are a great source of protein and are low in fat. Alternatively, use steamed fish or stir-fried beef strips. Include a sprinkling of cashews, as well as sliced ripe avocado. Adding fruit to salads is a great way of getting your five servings a day. Add fresh fig or peach to a rocket salad with Parma ham for another flavour dimension.


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