Roasted Prawns with Smoked Garlic, Parsley and Lime

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Roasting prawns makes them so juicy. I mean pan-frying is quick and all, but roasting really locks in all that juice and makes them succulent and delicious. 

I'll hold my hands up - these prawns are pretty addictive, so it's a good job they're good for you too, little protein bombs packed with essential omega 3 and 6 oils. Make more than you think you'll need. They'll soon be eaten. 

And don't underestimate their pull on children - my two ended up eating more than we did, they loved them so much. And although the smoked garlic gives a muted, bonfire-sweetness here, don't worry if you can't get hold of it - just used regular garlic instead. Oh, and you'll need something to mop up all that delicious juice: how about some salad leaves or celeriac chips?  

roasted prawns aip paleo with lime coriander and parsley

Roasted Prawns with Smoked Garlic, Parsley and Lime
from my ebook SPICE
Serves 3

2 tsp coconut oil
10 welfare-farmed King Prawns, shell-on 
2 cloves smoked garlic (or regular garlic), chopped
large handful fresh parsley, chopped
pinch of salt
1 lime (plus more for serving if you like)

First, preheat your oven to gas mark 6/200ÂșC. Get out a roasting dish and add the coconut oil, sliding it in to the oven to melt - just for about 2 minutes. 

Once the oil has melted, take out the dish and chuck in the prawns, in a single layer. In a bowl, stir together the chopped garlic and parsley and squeeze in the juice of a lime. Season with salt and then toss the prawns in this mixture, give the dish a shake and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until the shells are a golden shade of coral and the juices are sizzling. 

Serve the prawns hot, with extra lime wedges for squeezing over if you want to. 

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