Chocolate Prawns with Sweet Potato Crispy Guacamole Skins

Chocolate Prawns with Sweet Potato Crispy Guacamole Skins

Posted 2017-02-19 by finyfollow

Sweet potato is a healthier food than potato apparently, so I have filled these first baked skins with grated cheese, and then topped with a mixture of avocado and lime juice.

Chocolate and prawns! Sounds odd, but it is very delicious! You can vary the amount of chocolate -mine was quite strong chocolate flavoured.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 75 minutes
Serves: 2

For the sweet potato
1 large sweet potato
½ cup cheese, grated
1 small, ripe avocado
2 tbsp lime juice
Chilli powder (optional)

For the chocolate prawns
About 16 large raw prawns in shell (375 g)
20 - 30 g [link dark chocolate]
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp dry sherry
2 large oranges, juiced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 - 2 tsp ginger
Chilli to taste

For the sweet potato
  • Wrap the sweet potato in foil and bake at 200°/180° fan forced for about 1 hour.

  • Unwrap and leave to cool till it is cool enough to handle.

  • Slice in half lengthways and scoop out the flesh, leaving a bit of a border.
  • Leave slightly less than I have

  • Fill with cheese and bake a further 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is starting to go brown.

  • Meanwhile, mash the avocado, add some pepper and chilli powder, and then add the lime juice.

  • Put the guacamole on top of the cheese.

  • For the Prawns in chocolate
  • Peel the prawns, leaving the tail section on.

  • Take out the dark stringy piece on the top (you may have to cut a small slit to get it out).

  • Turn the prawns so that the bottom faces you, and carefully make a cut from the tail to the head end, so that you can flatten them.

  • Press them down to flatten.

  • Add some salt and pepper to the flour, and dip the flattened prawns into this.

  • Meanwhile add the sherry and orange juice in a small saucepan.

  • When it is warm, take off the heat and add the chopped chocolate until it is melted.

  • Heat about 1 - 2 tbsp oil in a frypan, and add the garlic, ginger and chilli (I used bottled chilli) and cook for a minute or two. Remove and keep.

  • Add the prawns, cut side down and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes at most.

  • Turn them round and cook for another 1 - 2 minutes.

  • Return the garlic mixture to the pan and pour the chocolate sauce over.

  • Cook for a minute, while turning the prawns to coat them in the chocolate sauce.

  • Serve with a potato skin. A salad would also go well with this.

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