Grilled prawn skewers with barley and almond salad
Time to make: 30 mins
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
Total cost: $ 27.08 / $ 6.77 per serve
(at time of publication)
12 metal or soaked bamboo skewers
3/4 cup pearl barley
24 (about 500g) peeled king prawns, tails intact
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons rice bran oil
4 cups baby rocket
2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
250g cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped
75g feta cheese, crumbled
1 medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced
1 lemon, grated zest and juice
lemon wedges, to serve
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 6g
Dietary fibre 6g
1 Bring a medium-sized saucepan of water to the boil. Add barley and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
2 Thread 3 prawns onto each skewer. To make garlic oil, combine garlic with half of the oil in a small bowl. Heat a barbecue grill or set a chargrill pan over a high heat. Add prawn skewers and cook, turning once and brushing with garlic oil, for 3-4 minutes or until prawns are coloured and lightly charred.
3 Meanwhile, combine rocket, almonds, tomatoes, mint, feta and onion in a large salad bowl. Add cooked barley with lemon zest, lemon juice and remaining rice bran oil. Toss well to combine.
4 Serve grilled prawn skewers with barley and almond salad and extra lemon wedges.
Make it gluten free: Use brown rice instead of pearl barley.
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