Garlic, ginger, chilli prawns with cucumber & carrot salad

Recipe approved by GI Foundation of SA and Diabetes SA

Conversions

easy

SERVES 6

Ingredients

Marinated prawn kebabs:

  • 6 sachets Huletts EquiSweet
  • 22.5ml (1 1/2 T) soya sauce
  • 5 ml (1 t) fresh chilli – seeded and diced
  • 5 ml (1 t) grated ginger
  • 10 ml (2 t) chopped garlic
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) Canola or olive oil
  • 2.5 ml (½ t) black pepper
  • 5 ml (1 t) salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 36 extra-large prawn tails, shelled and cleaned
  • 12 kebab sticks
  • 2 limes cut into wedges and seeds removed

Salad:

  • ½ large cucumber, peeled into ribbons using a potato peeler
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into ribbons using a potato peeler
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 250ml (1 cup) salad greens, e.g. lettuce, baby spinach, etc.
  • 15 - 30ml (1 - 2 T) Olive oil for dressing

Method

Marinated prawn kebabs:

  1. Mix all the ingredients plus the juice of 1 lime in a bowl and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. In the meantime, soak the kebab sticks in water.
  3. Carefully thread 3 marinated prawns onto each kebab stick and grill on a hot griddle pan for about 2 – 3 minutes while turning.
  4. Set aside.

Salad:

  1. Lay the ribbons of cucumber and carrots over one half of a serving platter.
  2. Place the cherry tomatoes in between and sprinkle with micro greens.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil.
  4. Lay the grilled marinated prawn kebabs on the other half of the platter and place the lime wedges in between.
  5. Serve 1 kebab per person together with 1/2 - 1 cup low GI rice like Basmati rice and the prepared salad
  6. Tip: To add extra heat to the marinade add extra chilli and a few chilli seeds plus chopped fresh coriander.

Nutritional informational:

  1. One kebab with ½ - 1 cup lower GI rice and salad per person is equivalent to: + 4 portions low fat Protein (depending on size of the prawn tails), 1 – 2 portions starch and vegetables.
  2. GI = 44 (if low GI Basmati rice is used). GL per serving with ½ - 1 cup with low GI rice = 13
  3. Nutritional info (per glass) Energy - 1423kJ; Protein – 32.6g ; Carbs – 29.6g ; Fat – 8.7g ; Fibre 1.5g

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Conversion Table

Cups Tablespoons Grams
Butter 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g
Flour/Sifted 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 30g/27g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 40g/35g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 60g/55g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 120g/110g
Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 50g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 65g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 100g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 200g
Brown Sugar/ Firmly Packed 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 45g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 60g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 90g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 180g
Water 1/4 cup 4 Tbsp 57g
1/3 cup 5 Tbsp + 1 tsp 76g
1/2 cup 8 Tbsp 114g
1 cup 16 Tbsp 227g