Caribbean Prawns

This is a super tasty and easy meal which is great for dinner parties, is low in fat and only takes about 20 minutes to whip up. The bang of the lemon and thyme work beautifully with the prawns and sweet potato creating a deliciously exciting dinner!
Serves 4

What you will need:

3-4 cloves of garlic
1tsp paprika
1tsp of cajun powder
10g of thyme
1tbs of olive oil

750g of sweet potato
1 red capsicum/pepper
3 sticks of celery 
4 spring onions/shallots
1 red chilli
1/2 can of drained corn kernels
5g of thyme
1tsp paprika
1tsp of cajun powder

Serve with:
1 lemon, quartered

How it's done:
1. Turn the grill on high (200 Degrees Celsius), and pop the kettle on to boil.
2. Peel the sweet potatoes and wash them. Once washed, chop them up into chunks, and pop them in a saucepan. Cover them with the boiling water from the kettle and put a lid on them to bring it to the boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
3. Once the sweet potato is on to boil, spread the prawns out evenly on an oven tray, and chop the garlic up finely to sprinkle over them. Add the thyme loosely on top and sprinkle with the cajun powder. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the prawns evenly, and pop them under the grill for a few minutes to cook.
4. Chop the capsicum up roughly but not too big, and pop it in a frypan with some olive oil to fry. Slice the celery, spring onion, the deseeded chilli, and thyme leaves and add them to the frypan. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Add the half a can of drained corn kernels, the cajun powder and the paprika to the fry pan. 
6. Check how the prawns are doing and if cooked, turn each of them over and pop it back in for another few minutes. 
7. When cooked, drain the sweet potato, and mash it up thoroughly (with a little butter if you like), taste and season it. When it tastes perfect add the mixture from the frypan and mix it all in to the sweet potato mash well. 
8. Dish up the prawns, and sprinkle with the garlic from the oven tray next to the mash.
9. Serve with a quarter of lemon to squeeze over the prawns and mash!



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