- For the sauce: heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add
a drizzle of sunflower oil. Add the onion, garlic, chillies and spices and fry for 3–4 minutes until the mixture begins to colour. Add the chopped tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for 6–8 minutes until they begin to collapse.
- Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth. Pass through a sieve into a clean bowl and allow to cool.
- Add the prawns to the cooled sauce and leave to marinate for at least 10 minutes, longer if you have the time.
- To cook the new potatoes, put them into a pan, cover with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes until they are cooked. Drain thoroughly and leave to cool slightly while you cook the prawns.
- Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Remove the prawns from the sauce with a slotted spoon, keeping the sauce. Add a drizzle of oil to the hot pan, then carefully add the prawns and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
- Add the sauce to the pan and bring to a simmer, then take off the heat. Stir in the spring onions, coriander and mint, then add the potatoes. Season the prawn salad with salt and pepper to taste and toss well.
- Serve the salad scatted with extra coriander and mint leaves, either on its own, or with a green salad if you prefer.
Nathan Outlaw. Recipe taken from Everyday Seafood, published by Quadrille £20