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Grilled Jumbo Black Tiger Prawns with Fried Garlic and Lemon Recipe

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 2 jumbo black tiger prawns
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Toasted Garlic–Lemon Oil (see recipe list)

Preparation method:

  1. Make a cut on the back of each prawn, using a sharp thin knife, starting under the head, about 2 cm long.
  2. Using a toothpick pull out the dark intestines tract.
  3. Smear the prawns with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place on a grill and cook until the prawns turn from grey deep pink, about one minute.

   4. Place on a grill and cook until the prawns turn from grey deep pink, about one minute.

   5. Turn side the prawns on the other and grill them for another minute.

     6. Chop roughly the garlic.

   7. Add the oil and garlic to a frying pan, fry over low heat for about 5 minutes keeping stirring, until garlic browns lightly.

   8. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice; salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

   9. Serve the prawns drizzled with plenty of the garlicky-lemony oil.

Roasted Sea Bass with Lemons and Radicchio – Recipe

Ingredients (1-2 servings):

  • 1 whole sea-bass
  • 1 radicchio
  • 1 lemon
  • a few sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation method:

  1. Clean and scale the fish, then pat dry with paper kitchen towels.
  2. Slice half of the lemon a d cut each slice in two.
  3. Season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper both the inside and outside of the fish.
  4. Fill the fish will some lemon slices and thyme.
  5. Smear the bottom of an oven proof dish with olive oil. Place the lemon filled bass in it, surrounded by the remaining slices.
  6. Roast in the oven preheated 200 C to for about an hour.
    Meanwhile, prepare the radicchio:
  7. Quarter the radicchio into 4 wedges.
  8. Lay them in another ovenproof dish, sprinkle some olive oil and the juice of the remaining half lemon.
  9. Roast in the with the fish for half an hour.
  10. Serve the sea-bass with the radicchio quarters and some caramelized lemons from the oven.

Greek Lamb Chops Recipe – Paidakia – with Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients (2 servings ):

  • 6 lamb chops
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 small red chilli pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • a bunch of asparagus stalks

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic.
  2. Chop the red chilli pepper.
  3. Squeeze the juice of half of the lemon.
  4. Mix together in a flatter bowl the chopped garlic, chopped chilli, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add the lamb chops. Toss them well in the marinade mixture, to be covered evenly. ( I did it a bit differently, I added the marinade ingredients over the lamb and tossed them a bit to mix them and cover evenly the lamb chops.)
  5. Let the chops marinate for 1-2 hours, even overnight if you have the time.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the asparagus:
  7. Wash the asparagus stalks and tear off their woodsy lower third.
  8. Grill the asparagus over high heat on two sides for a few minutes, until they get the nice charred grill marks.
  9. Grill the lamb chops for 2-3 minutes on each side and let them rest for a couple of minutes.
  10. Serve the lamb chops with the grilled asparagus and some lemon wedges / slices.