#SaturdaySessions: Popcorn prawn skewers

#SaturdaySessions: Popcorn prawn skewers

Party grub

Text: Denise Kok

Image: Anson Smart

Touched with a spark of chilli and earthy dusting of sumac, these skewers are best prepared with the freshest prawns you can get your hands on

No one does seafood like chef Peter Kuruvita. The Aussie culinary personality can turn any fresh catch into a dish fit for a king. In town from now till 12 June to give diners in Singapore a taste of his edible creations at W Singapore's The Kitchen Table, the affable chef shares his recipe for a dish he's serving up at dinner

Here's what you'll need:

Makes 10 canapés

10 prawns, peeled

10 bamboo skewers

2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 dried red chilli, crushed

1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

1 cup cooked and ground popcorn

1 tablespoon sumac

Rock salt to serve

How to make it

1. To make the dipping sauce, place the mayonnaise, garlic, dried chilli and parsley in a bowl and stir to combine.

2. Place the popcorn and sumac in a bowl and mix well.

3. Place each prawn on its back and lightly score the belly two or three times so that it lays flat.

4. Thread each prawn onto a skewer, starting at the head end and through the tail.

5. Preheat a barbecue hotplate to high.

6. Lightly brush with oil and cook the prawns until just translucent.

7. Coat each prawn in the dipping sauce, and then roll in the popcorn.

8. Serve in a glass full of rock salt.

To view more recipes from our #SaturdaySessions series, click here.