Garlic Baked King Prawns with Asparagus
Course: Lunch, Soup and Light Dinners, Mains
Servings: 2 people
Author: Anna Bloomfield
Quick and easy garlic roast king prawns with asparagus. Tender, sweet asparagus; juicy, succulent prawns and gorgeous buttery juices. Serve with fresh brown bread or boiled new potatoes and you’ll have a meal fit for a king.
- 200 g asparagus spears
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, (divided)
- 150 g king prawns
- 2 cloves garlic, (crushed)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Few grindings black pepper
- A couple of pinches of sea salt
- 25 g butter
- Fresh brown bread or boiled new potatoes to serve
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
Snap or cut the woody ends of the asparagus spears off. Place on a baking sheet or into an oven-proof dish and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Toss to ensure that all the spears are coated and sprinkle with a little salt. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 3 minutes.
Toss the king prawns, garlic, black pepper, sea salt and the final teaspoon of olive oil together.
Remove the asparagus from the oven, add the king prawns to the baking sheet, dot with the butter and return to the oven. After 5 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle over the lemon juice.
Calories: 190kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) | Protein: 17g (34%) | Fat: 11g (17%) | Saturated Fat: 6g (30%) | Cholesterol: 215mg (72%) | Sodium: 674mg (28%) | Potassium: 262mg (7%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 1070IU (21%) | Vitamin C: 12.5mg (15%) | Calcium: 138mg (14%) | Iron: 3.7mg (21%)