Prawns with watermelon rind dressing

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The astringent melon rind is a great foil for the richness of jumbo prawns, which can be pan-fried if preferred.

Prawns with a watermelon rind dressing.
Photo: Quentin Jones

Ingredients

  • 300g watermelon rind
  • 200ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup picked coriander leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 jumbo prawns, peeled, heads and tails left on
  • Vegetable oil

Method

Pre-heat a barbecue or grill to medium. Use a bar or stick blender to puree the melon rind, olive oil, chilli flakes, garlic, sugar and coriander, fresh and ground. Season well with salt and pepper. Brush prawns with a little vegetable oil, season and grill until just cooked.

Serve with melon rind dressing and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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