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Prawn Party Food Idea

This time of year can lead to a little bit of laziness – particularly when it comes to food.

Think about it,  when you do your weekly shop at the moment,  there are definitely more  “enticing”  looking options on those supermarket shelves in December.  Unfortunately not all of them do you much good when it comes to your weight loss or healthier living goals.  If you have friends and family visiting at this time of year you may feel that opting for the M&S packaged party snacks are the easier option,  but will they be the best option for you and your goals?

Just because it is Christmas doesn’t mean you should neglect ALL of your responsible eating habits.  There are of course times when treats trickle in but do your best to be realistic and keep control where possible.  No one is perfect, but remember as well that we are all blessed with the freedom to make good choices!

So if you have a party planned this Christmas how about deciding to walk past all of those pre-packed party foods, and make your own instead?

There are so many ideas, from homemade humous with vegetable dippers to Chicken Skewers and even homemade sushi.  The possibilities are endless, you just need to be willing to give it a go.

We have decided to share a Prawn Cake recipe with you this week to help give you some party food inspiration for the upcoming festivities.  Offer these as a starter to your guests or pop them on a sharing platter for all to dig in as and when they please.

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Prawn Cakes Recipe

 INGREDIENTS

300g Cooked Peeled King Prawns

1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks

2 Egg Whites

1 Clove Chopped Garlic

2 Tbs Coconut Milk

Handfull Chopped Fresh Coriander

1 Tbs Coconut Oil

Pinch of Salt & Pepper if desired to taste

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees

STEP ONE

Use half of the Coconut oil to fry off the leeks in a pan until soft and slightly brown.

STEP TWO

Wash and dry the prawns using kitchen towel then place them in a food processor along with the cooked leeks,  egg whites,  coconut milk,  garlic and coriander.  Blend them until they have mixed together well but do not let the mixture go smooth, you do not want it to loose its yummy chunky texture.

 

STEP THREE

Heat the remainder of the oil in a pan.  Then spoon out the mixture rolling them in to individual golf ball sized balls and pop them in the pan.  Gently push them down using the back of your spoon to make them more of a patty shape roughly 1 inch thick.
Leave them to cook for 2 minutes each side, or until they start to crisp together enough for you to remove them from the pan and place them on a baking tray with parchment paper to cook in the oven for 10 minutes before serving hot or cold with a tasty dip of your choice.  Our recipe made 5 cakes which were just as good the next day cold as they were straight out of the oven!

 

So there you have it a yummy,  healthy snack or party food idea for you this Christmas.
Or why not rustle them up for you dinner this evening?  We’d love to know what you think so please feel free to share this recipe using the links below and send us your pictures when you’ve tried them. 🙂