Garlicky Prawn Toasts

These are Sunday night staple in our house, served on leftover baguettes or ciabatta toasted they are a quick and easy snack.  If you don't have prawns then scallops or chicken work really well too, if you want a low carb version omit the bread and serve them on little gem lettuce leaves, they're delicious.  I demonstrated this at Foodies Festival as a starter with Casillero del Diablo to complement their Rose wine.

Garlicky Prawn Toasts Garlicky Prawn Toasts

for 2-4 people
1 ciabatta loaf, sliced lengthways, then into slices crossways or use a baguette sliced for canapes
Extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3cm piece of ginger,  chopped
1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and chopped
350g king prawns
Handful of fresh coriander
Juice of 2 lemons

  1. Toast the ciabatta loaf or baguette. Keep warm
  2. Pour 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into a non stick frying pan, heat up and add the garlic, ginger and chillies, cook until the garlic turns golden brown.
  3. Add the prawns and stir fry until cooked through.  If making canapés you may wish to chop the prawns rather than serve them whole.
  4. Add the coriander and lemon juice then pour over the toasted ciabatta and serve.