Prawn, Fennel and Baby Carrot Salad with Chickpea Purree and Orange Blossom Dressing Recipe

Prawn, Fennel and Baby Carrot Salad with Chickpea Purree and Orange Blossom Dressing Recipe
Prawn, Fennel and Baby Carrot Salad
Prawn, Fennel and Baby Carrot Salad

Prawn, Fennel and Baby Carrot Salad

From the Como Shambhala Estate in Bali, which serves the World's Best Spa Cuisine. Play around with the proportions in the salad, adding the right amount of each ingredient that works best for you. 

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 4 king prawns
  • Baby green beans, blanched
  • Black olives
  • Cooked chickpeas
  • Chickpea puree
  • Baby carrots, cooked
  • Baby carrots, cut into ribbons
  • Fennel, shaved
  • Orange dressing
  • Parsley and dill, removed from stems, to taste
  • Red onion, sliced

For the Orange Blossom dressing:

  • 3 oranges juiced and strained
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar
  • 15 milliliters red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the chickpea puree:

  • 300 grams cooked chickpeas
  • 100 grams cooked carrots
  • 5 grams garlic
  • 10 grams tahini paste

Directions

For the salad:

Heat up pan with a little olive oil, then add the king prawns and cook until golden. Heat up a spoonful of chickpea puree and smear on a plate. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl dressed with Orange Blossom dressing, plate on a the plate, and top with prawns.

For the Orange Blossom dressing:

Put the orange juice & palm sugar into a saucepan and reduce down to a ¼ then whisk in the extra virgin oil and orange blossom water & vinegar season with salt & pepper.

For the chickpea puree:

Blend all ingredients except olive oil. Gradually pour olive oil into the mix and season with salt and pepper.

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