Bill Granger's Prawn Skewers and Rice Salad

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

I never thought I would see my 4-year old daughter gripping curled up, pink prawns between her teeth and tearing them off a wooden skewer. Well, not yet. And my 7-year old loved them too. The recipe is Bill Granger's, from the book Bill's Open Kitchen, and consists of just mixing raw prawns, parsley and lemon zest with some breadcrumbs in a bowl and threading them onto wooden skewers. A quick blast under the grill and they're done. And they were so full of flavour and still juicy. This is my new favourite way to eat prawns; and I'm not a big seafood lover. True, a lot of the breadcrumbs fell off but no one complained.

The rice salad that comes with it is basically rice (the recipe states to use short grain rice, but I didn't have any) mixed with lemon juice, chopped green olives, raw red onions and herbs. It had a fresh flavour and paired perfectly with the succulent prawns. I can't find a recipe online but I just had to tell you about it. If you have this book, do give this recipe a go. We loved it. And for the kids, it makes a change from fishfingers.

What's your favourite way to eat prawns? Do you also know any children who like seafood?