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Prawns in Spicy Tomato Sauce

ingredients

serves 4
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 - 3 garlic cloves, crushed
5 - 6 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
120 ml (4 fl oz) 1/2 cup fish stock or water
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) ground cumin
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) ground cinnamon
450 g (1 lb) raw, peeled Mediterranean prawns
juice of 1 lemon
salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh parsley, to garnish
rice, to serve

method

1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and fry the onions for 3 - 4 minutes until golden. Add the garlic, fry for about 1 minute, and then stir in the tomatoes.

2. Blend the tomato puree with the stock or water and stir into the pan with the cumin, cinnamon and seasoning. Simmer, covered, over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not allow to boil.

3. Add the prawns and lemon juice and simmer the sauce for a further 10 - 15 minutes over a low to moderate heat until the prawns are cooked and the stock is reduced by about half.

4. Serve with plain rice or in a decorative ring of Persian Rice, garnished with parsley.

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