26 Сен King prawn, grapefruit and fennel starter
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Recipe for: 4 persons
Main ingredients: King prawns
• 16 large king prawns
• ? crunchy fennel bulb
• 1 + ? pink grapefruit
• salad leaves
• 20 g extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper
Thinly slice the fennel and plunge it into iced water. Juice half a grapefruit and peel the remaining slices down to the flesh.
Clean the prawns, discarding the shells and intestines. Season with salt, pepper, oil and a spritz of grapefruit juice. Place on a perforated tray and cook at 100° using the steam function. Cook for 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Drain and dry the fennel. Arrange the salad leaves and fennel slices on plates, then lay the prawns and grapefruit slices on top.
In a cup, emulsify the juice of ? a grapefruit with oil, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the starter and decorate with a few chives.
Peeling down to the flesh
“Peeling down to the flesh” means removing not only the outer rind, but also the white pith and thin skin covering the segments of a citrus fruit. Segments prepared in this way are particularly pleasant in salads, and very useful when decorating desserts.