Garden Hearts® with
Tempura Prawns and Ponzu

YIELD

8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Garden Hearts® Petite Romaine Hearts
  • 32 large prawns, peeled with tail on
  • 32 6″ bamboo skewers
  •  tempura batter
  • 16 ozs ponzu dipping sauce

ASIAN DRESSING

  • 1 cuplime juice
  • 4 tbspbrown sugar
  • 2 tbspAsian fish sauce
  • 4 tspsoy sauce
  • 3 tbspwater
  • 3red chilis, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cupfresh cilantro, chopped

 

METHOD

  1. Cut one inch from the base of the Garden Hearts Petites and separate into individual leaves. Rinse under cold, running water. Pat gently dry with paper towels, wrap in clean cloth or paper towel, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Skewer one prawn, tail first, on each bamboo skewer, dip in tempura batter and deep fry until crisp and golden.
  3. Combine Asian dressing ingredients, stir well, and toss with whole-leaf Garden Hearts.
  4. Arrange Garden Heart leaves on the plate and place prawns pyramid-style on top. Serve with the ponzu sauce.

Chef’s Comments: “The exciting presentation and Asian flavors will make this dish a favorite with your guests.

Recipe by: Beat Giger
CEC, AAC, Corporate Chef Pebble Beach Resorts; , Pebble Beach, CA