King Prawns wrapped in Serrano ham (Langostinos con Jamon Serrano) and Mejillones con Ajo

20 Jul

This was todays very impromptu lunch.

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We get these huge prawns that cost something like a euro a piece. After removing their heads, shells, and that veiny thing (guts) that run down their back I wrapped them in strips of Jamon Serrano. Streaky bacon would work just as well. We have a ton of rosemary growing in our garden so I used some of the branches (de-rosmaryed) as skewers. After that its just a case of cooking them on a barbecue. Really easy and really tasty. Theres a sweet ozoney crunch from the prawns followed by the crispy saltiness of the ham all finished off with a hint of rosemary from the natural flavouring of the skewer. 

I also bought a bag of mussels at the fish counter (a euro a kilo) so we had these as well. After preparing the mussels (scrub under a running tap, remove beards, throw away those open ones that won’t shut, soak in iced salted water for 90 mins), I sauteed (in local olive oil) a finely chopped onion with three sliced up cloves of garlic, added a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley until soft threw in a small glass of dry white wine, added the drained prepared mussels, and stuck the lid on the pan for 5 minutes (vigorously shaking the pan a few times). That’s all it takes for a deliciously fresh seafood lunch. My drink of choice today was a chilled (icy cold) bottled of San Miguel Selecta beer (6.2% abv). Music was provided by Little Feat. 

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Time for another icy cold beer. Salud y buen provecho!

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2 Responses to “King Prawns wrapped in Serrano ham (Langostinos con Jamon Serrano) and Mejillones con Ajo”

  1. Marianne July 21, 2013 at 08:16 #

    It’s a hard life, but someone has to do it, huh? 😉

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