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Pancetta wrapped prawns with watermelon, mint and feta salad

Recently discovered wrapping prawns in pancetta before frying them. The pancetta adds a layer of crispy saltiness which goes brilliantly with the sweetness of the watermelon in this salad. I also made it while I was in Bali with pomelo and watermelon salad which was also delicious but pomelos aren’t as easy to find in Australia.

Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:

12 green prawns peeled with tails left on
12 thinly slices of pancetta
2 cups watermelon cut in cubes
3-4 cups of Rocket leaves for salad base
1 cup mint leaves roughly torn
1/2 cup of Persian marinated feta
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil for dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil for frying prawns
Salt and pepper

Method
Prepare salad base by scattering watermelon, and mint on top of rocket leaves, then sprinkling with bits of feta and dressing with dressing made with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

Wrap each prawn in a slice of pancetta

Heat oil in non-stick pan and fry prawns for a few minutes on each side until pancetta is crispy and prawns are pink and cooked.

Pile prawns on salad, garnish with a few mint leaves and serve

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Born in South Africa, of Indian heritage. My family moved to Australia in the early 80's. I have a busy professional career as the CEO of a medium sized philanthropic Foundation based in Sydney. I love cooking, learning to cook, eating and travel. My blog Freespiritfood.net is written in the spirit of sharing my foodie adventures.

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