Roast Dublin Bay Prawns with Beer, Peanuts and Lemon Grass with Mashed Herb Potatoes Recipe
Roast Dublin Bay Prawns with Beer, Peanuts and Lemon Grass with Mashed Herb Potatoes
Flavors of France
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Dublin Bay prawns are highly perishable and so must be very fresh. Their flesh is firm and light pink when raw, and very white after it is cooked in court-bouillon.

They are well-suited to all kinds of cooking methods: grilling, sautéing, steaming, “en papillote,” with or without their shells, and of course poaching in court-bouillon.


Ingredients for 4 servings
- 250 g (9 oz.) "Ratte" potatoes
- 50 g (3 tbsp.) butter

- 200 ml (3/4 cup) reconstituted fish stock
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) pale ale (such as Christmas Beer)
- 50 g (3 tbsp.) crushed plain peanuts
- 1 stalk of lemon grass, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Cook the potatoes in their skins, peel them and mash with a fork with the butter, salt and herbs. Keep warm. 
  2. In a saucepan, reduce the fish stock and beer by half. Whisk in a little butter, season with salt and pepper, add the peanuts and lemon grass and mix well. 
  3. Shell the Dublin Bay prawns, leaving the tails on. Sauté in hot olive oil.
  4. Place three spoonfuls of the herb mashed potatoes on each plate and top each of them with a roasted Dublin Bay prawn.
  5. Top with the beer, peanut and lemon grass sauce. Season with pepper to taste. Serve with an herb salad.
Serve the same pale beer you use in the recipe.
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A recipe from Gilles Choukroun, Le Café des Délices, Paris  Photo and collaboration: VFC
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