Prawn, Burnt Orange and Quinoa Salad

I have always liked orange in a salad with smoked fish such as Mackerel, so fancied trying to pair with one of my favourite shellfish. The smoked paprika & garam masala adds a great smoky flavour to the dish and really compliments the sweet warm juice from the oranges. This a nice refreshing warm salad, a great autumnal lunch.

Prawn, Burnt Orange and Quinoa Salad


Serves 2

  • Prawns, uncooked - 200g
  • Quinoa - 150g
  • Bell Pepper, sliced - 1
  • Orange - 1
  • Mint, finely chopped - Small handful
  • Smoked Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Infused Olive Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Firstly make an incision down the back of the prawns and remove the vein, if not already removed. Then put into a bowl with the smoked paprika, garam masala and the oil. Then cut the orange into wedges and mix with the prawns and leave to marinade for 10-15 minutes.

2. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet and leave to cool, once cool mix in the chopped mint leaves.

3. Heat a heavy based frying pan and start dry frying the pepper pieces so they start to almost catch. This should take5-10 mins on a high heat, once done mix through the quinoa.

4. Keep the heat on the pan and add the orange segments and prawns and cook for a minute on both sides until they start to char. Add to the salad, season woth salt and pepper, and serve straight away.

5. Enjoy!