To yule-tide you all over, Golden Pig creator and chef Katrina Ryan has sent me a brand new Christmas recipe which makes the most of seasonal produce for the festive season.
Her Grilled Prawns with Miso Butter and Charred Corn Salad is both special and easy at the same time for a bit of a wow factor on your dining table. Apart from the santa-themed candlesticks I mean.
Fire up the barbecue- let's get cooking!
Serves 4 (Entree)
12 green king prawns ( U10 size) peeled and butterflied with the tails left on and skewered
For the butter
1 Tblspn miso paste
125g soft butter
2 tsps ponsu soy (or 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp soy sauce)
Wrap the miso in a doubled over foil packet and flatten with your hand. Roast the miso briefly over the barbecue to toast. Mix with the rest of the ingredients by mashing with a fork.
For the Salad
2 corn cobs with husks
100 g mixed leaves
½ cup coriander leaves
1 green chilli sliced
½ cup mint leaves
1 small golden shallot thinly sliced
For the Dressing
2 tsps maple syrup
sea salt to taste
3 Tblspns lime juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Grill the corn all over on the barbecue to cook. Cool then cut off the kernels and place in a
bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix together the dressing ingredients.
Oil the barbecue and season the prawns with salt and pepper. Barbecue until just cooked and transfer to a dish. Dollop on the soft butter.
Dress the salad and place on a plate. Arrange the prawns on the side and top with the melted butter.
If you want to share the love wih other foodies in your life who love cooking up a storm, the Golden Pig has a special Christmas Gift Pack, which includes a $165 Golden Pig Gift Certificate and a Golden Pig 100% cotton, charcoal coloured, chefs’ apron. for $195.
These gift certificates can be redeemed for any Golden Pig cooking class, food or wine workshop or in-store purchase. The apron is just something sexy to wear around the house.
However, if you're looking for somehing on the other end of the price scale for your cousin's-half-sister's-partner-in-law, other Golden Pig house-made treats include the Festive Cake and Natural Muesli. This muesli is the perfect breakfast for the morning after the day before, when you may have gorged yourself silly on turkey and ham and pudding and more turkey and more pudding and a litre of eggnog. No judgement.
Let the Christmas noms begin!