It’s normal to hesitate before trying a recipe involving steamed food, or to think that it is only suitable for someone on a special diet. And it’s certainly true that steaming involves fat-free cooking and is therefore ideal for those looking to stay in shape. However, healthy eating is not synonymous with bland eating. This recipe for steamed prawns with tomato jelly and basil is proof of that, and demonstrates how steaming can be tasty as well as an extremely up-to-date cooking method. Serve your prawns in small portions and you'll make a great impression! Also, this recipe shows us, once again, that the less you do to fish when cooking them, the more delicious they will be!
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Take the gelatine and soften it in 500 g of cold water and dissolve in a bowl over some gently simmering water (or in a bain-marie). Add the pureed onion, half the dissolved gelatine and a pinch of salt to the tomato passata, pour into a mould and refrigerate. Blanch, cool and blend 100g of basil with 100 g of water, add the remaining gelatine, some salt, and pour into a mould and refrigerate. Steam the prawns for 2 minutes. Place the remaining basil and prawns in a bowl, garnish with the tomato jelly and basil, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil mixed with lemon.
Soften the gelatine in 500g cold water and then dissolve it over a pan of simmering water or in a bain marie
Add the pureed onion, half of the melted gelatine and a pinch of salt to the tomato passata, pour into a mould and refrigerate