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Prawns on a Bed of Sea Salt

French

This recipe comes from Brittany, where some of the world’s finest sea salt is produced. A pan that can go from oven to table is ideal for a unique presentation.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
2 pounds large prawns, in their shells
4 tablespoons coarse sea salt
Steps
1 Combine olive oil, thyme and prawns in a glass bowl, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

2 Preheat broiler and place rack 4 inches from heat source. Sprinkle salt over baking sheet and place prawns on salt.

3 Broil prawns for 2 minutes. Turn and broil for 2 minutes more.

4 Serve. Peel and eat.


Yield
servings  use metric
original recipe yield: 4 Servings
Notes One rack of shrimp will serve two people. For a chile-infused version, see Spicy Prawns on a Bed of Sea Salt.

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