Christmas Crostini with pea, prawn & chilli

Prep time 40 mins

Cook time 15 mins

Makes 6

Have you planned your Christmas Day menu yet?  Christmas means crostini!  The green peas combined with grilled prawns bring a little colour into this seasonal entertainer.

Prep time 40 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Makes 6

Ingredients

18 medium green prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined

2 small fresh red chillies, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tablespoon olive oil

30cm Brumby’s French bread stick (baguette)

375g frozen peas

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan

Method

1. Combine the prawns, chilli, garlic and 2 teaspoons of oil in a small bowl. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour to marinate.

2. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Cut the bread into 18 slices crossways. Place, in a single layer, on a large baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and light golden.

3. Meanwhile, cook the peas following packet directions. Drain. Return to pan. Use a stick blender to blend until a coarse puree forms. (Alternatively, process in a food processor.) Stir in the mint and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook prawns for 2 minutes each side or until they change colour.

5. Divide the pea mixture among the bread slices and top with the prawns.

Prep time 40 mins

Cook time 15 mins

Makes 6

Ingredients

18 medium green prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined

2 small fresh red chillies, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tablespoon olive oil

30cm Brumby’s French bread stick (baguette)

375g frozen peas

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan