Pea and prawn crostini recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
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  • Pea and prawn crostini would make the perfect party canape or starter to share. They can be rustled up in just 15 mins so are a quick and easy option. The pea and prawns on toasted baguette slices come to life with fresh mint, lemon juice and garlic.

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    • 250g frozen petit pois, defrosted
    • ½ lemon, juice
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • few leaves fresh mint, torn
    • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    • baguette, sliced thinly into 12 slices
    • 36 small peeled prawns
    • handful fresh pea shoots


    • Blitz together the peas, a squeeze of lemon juice, the garlic, mint and the oil with seasoning. Chill until ready to serve.

    • Arrange the bread slices on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Grill until lightly toasted on both sides.

    • Arrange on a serving platter and top each one with a spoonful of pea puree. Top with 3 prawns each and garnish with pea shoots.

    Top tip for making Pea and prawn crostini

    Swap the prawns for other seafood instead like scallops or mussels

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