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AVOCADO, ROAST CORN DIP & SPICY BBQ PRAWNS

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
2 avocados, halved, peeled, seeded
1 small red capsicum, halved, seeded, trimmed, cut into 0.5cm dice
1/2 bunch green shallots,
pale ends finely sliced
1 bunch coriander, washed,
leaves picked
1 tbs light sour cream
1 tsp Tabasco, to taste
1 lemon, juiced
2 cobs corn, blanched, kernels
removed from cob
20-24 (approx 1kg) green prawns,
shelled, de-veined, tails intact
1 tbs cayenne pepper

Preparation:
Heat a frypan over high heat. Add the corn kernels and cook until roasted golden. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Meanwhile, combine the avocados, green shallots, coriander, sour cream, Tabasco and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Process until coarsely pureed.
Place in a serving bowl and stir the red capsicum and corn through. Preheat the BBQ on high. Meanwhile, coat the prawns in the cayenne in a mixing bowl. Cook the prawns over high heat until char-grilled and cooked through. Serve immediately with the avocado & corn dip.

(If prawns are unavailable the dip
is delicious eaten with crackers or
corn chips).


 
   
   
   
   






AVOCADO &BASIL BRUSCHETTA

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
(+ 20 minutes of refrigeration time)
Cooking Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:
2 avocados, finely diced
2 tomatoes, finely diced
1⁄2 red onion, finely diced
8 fresh basil leaves,
cut into slivers
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 thick slices sourdough or
wood-fired Italian bread
1 tablespoon olive oil
freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:
In a small bowl combine the avocado, tomato, onion, basil and lemon juice and refrigerate to allow flavours to develop. Grill or toast bread. Brush with olive oil and top with the avocado mixture.
Season to taste with pepper.




Nutrition



The avocado is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most nutritious fruit.

It is nature’s health food and a natural multivitamin. Avocados are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E. Antioxidants absorb the excess free radicals in the body that are known to contribute to the prevention and delay of heart disease, cataracts, premature ageing and many types of cancer.

Avocados contain no cholesterol or unhealthy oils and are not fattening. Avocados have a high level of foliate, which is essential for the development of the foetus, making them an ideal ‘natural supplement’ for pregnant women.

An avocado a day will provide a large daily intake of vitamin E, which is necessary for boosting energy levels and strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C also has numerous benefits ranging from prevention of the common cold to protecting the body and boosting the immune system.





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