Christmas snacks - mini prawn skewers with lemon chilli dip from Catherine Fulvio

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Christmas snacks - mini prawn skewers with lemon chilli dip

With the festive entertainment season in full swing, keep your guests happy with these Mini Prawn Skewers with Lemon Chilli Dip by Siúcra & Catherine Fulvio. These delightful prawn and chilli mini skewers are absolutely perfect as a canape to serve to guests over the festive season and taste even better when served with a lemon chilli dip!

Makes 12 mini skewers

Ingredients

24 raw prawns, deveined

2 lemons, halved and sliced thinly

For the spicy dip

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp oil

1 red chilli, finely chopped

2 spring onions, finely sliced

3 tbsp. Siúcra Caster Sugar

1 lemon, juice and zest

100ml water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lemon wedges, to serve

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Soak wooden skewers in water to prevent them burning.

Method

1.       To prepare the dip, heat the butter and oil in a saucepan and add the red chilli, spring onion and sugar.

2.       Sauté for about 3 minutes before adding the lemon juice and water and simmer for a further 2 minutes. 

3.       Add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Leave to cool.

4.       To cook the prawn skewers, thread prawns and lemon slices onto the skewers.

5.       Brush the skewers with oil.

6.       Preheat a chargrill pan and grill until cooked on each side.

7.       Arrange on a platter, drizzle a little of the dipping sauce over. 

8.       Serve with lemon wedges and the remaining dipping sauce (kept warm) in a bowl on the side. 

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