Prawns with Pumpkin Seed Salsa

2009 Nov/Dec


  • 1-1/2 lbs. (16/20-count) prawns, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper
  • Pumpkin Seed Salsa:
  • 8 roma tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, thickly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • 3 c. pumpkin seeds
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 red bell peppers, roasted and peeled
  • sherry vinegar to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat tomatoes, onion and garlic with oil and roast until the tomatoes are slightly blackened and the onions and garlic have a nice caramel color. Heat some oil in a sauté pan and toast the pumpkin seeds until crispy. Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble: season prawns with salt and pepper, toss them with the salsa and roast them in a 500°F. oven for 4 minutes. Pass around with napkins.