Rice cakes basil prawns

Basil Prawns on Rice Cakes

Impress your family and friends with this easy recipe. Basil flavours your prawns really well.


500 gms cleaned fresh prawns

1/2 a bunch of basil leaves with stems

2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar

1 chilli

3-4 drops of sesame seed oil (optional)

about 1/4 olive oil

1 spring onion


salt and pepper to taste



  1. First buy and clean your prawns.
  2. Then in a food processor, add 1/2 a bunch of basil leaves with stems, 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar, 1 chilli, 3-4 drops of sesame seed oil (optional), about 1/4 olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Blitz this until its a nice green paste.
  3. Toss your cleaned prawns in this paste and leave for about half hour.
  4. In the mean time you can make your rice cakes.
  5. Heat a clean frying pan until its really hot.
  6. With a pair of tongs carefully pick out the prawns from the paste and add to the pan one at a time in a clockwise direction so you know which ones you added first. The idea is to get the prawns to char on the pan.
  7. After you finish adding all your prawns, turn the heat in the pan to medium and add chopped spring onion to the marinade mix.
  8. Now, go back in order and turn your prawns in the pan.
  9. Add the remaining marinade mix with the spring onion into the pan and fry for about 4-5 minutes coating the prawns in the marinade while you cook.
  10. Place the cooked prawns on top of your rice cake and garnish with fresh spring onions and sliced chilli.



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