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Recipe of the week: healthy baked ‘scampi’ by Chris Bavin


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Fakeaway 'scampi'.Picture: Ella Walker/PA
Fakeaway 'scampi'.Picture: Ella Walker/PA

Ingredients (serves 4)

40g plain flour

1tsp paprika

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Salt and pepper

2 eggs, beaten

120g dried breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs

20g desiccated coconut

400g peeled raw king prawns

1tbsp olive oil

Lemon wedges, to serve

For the tartare sauce

4tbsp mayonnaise

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

1tbsp capers, finely chopped

2 large gherkins, finely chopped

1tbsp chopped dill

Salt and pepper

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan/400°F/Gas 6).

2. Put the flour, paprika and lemon zest in one bowl and season with salt and pepper.

3. Put the beaten eggs in another bowl and mix the breadcrumbs and coconut in a third bowl.

4. Individually dip the prawns first into the flour, then into the egg and then in the breadcrumbs to coat. Then place on the lined baking tray.

5. When you have coated all the prawns, drizzle over the oil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until cooked and crispy.

6. Serve with homemade tartare sauce (just mix all the ingredients together, season and serve) and lemon wedges.

Scampi: 360 kcal, 14g fat, 31g carbs, 27g protein.

Tartare sauce: 31 kcal, 2.8g fat, 1.1g carbs, 0.2g protein.

Fakeaway: Healthy Home-cooked Takeaway Meals by Chris Bavin, photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton, published by DK (DK.com), priced £14.99. Available now.
Fakeaway: Healthy Home-cooked Takeaway Meals by Chris Bavin, photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton, published by DK (DK.com), priced £14.99. Available now.

Fakeaway: Healthy Home-cooked Takeaway Meals by Chris Bavin, photography by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton, published by DK (DK.com), priced £14.99. Available now.


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