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Pickled prawns with crackers

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

This recipe is part 1 of a 2-part Spring Carnival starter / snack recipe. It is really quick and easy to make but requires 2-3 days refrigeration to marinate. Look for our "prawn and cheese platter" recipe for the full set.

Pickled prawns with crackers

 1 tbsp coriander seeds
 2 tsp fennel seeds
 1 kg cooked prawns, peeled, tails intact
 125 ml (½ cup) lime juice, plus ½ lime, thinly sliced
 250 ml apple cider vinegar
 1 green jalapeno, thinly sliced
 1 garlic cloves, crushed
 1 tbsp black peppercorns
 125 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil, (you may need a little extra)

Toast coriander and fennel seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat until fragrant 30 seconds, crush spices in a mortar and pestle.


Combine with remaining ingredients except oil, season to taste. Transfer to a 1.5 litre capacity sterilised glass jar.


Top with oil and refrigerate to marinade (2-3 days).


Serve with your favourite crackers, lemon mayonnaise, coarsely chopped coriander and Bloody Mary or beer (optional).

Serves 6-8 as a starter or snack.