Coconut Prawns – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie Maritz & Marie-Louis Guy's Coconut Prawns

Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy’s
Coconut Prawns

Unique sister and brother food-styling team Mari-Louis Guy and Callie Maritz are freelance food-stylists and the authors of 5 cookbooks.  I am delighted to be sharing their recipes on my website.

The prawns
Preheat the oven. Set to grill. Use a baking mat or spray a baking tray with non-stick spray (do not grease). Soak the skewers.

short wooden skewers
24 prawns, shelled and deveined, tails on
1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 egg whites
1⁄2 cup (70 g) cornflour
1 cup (100 g) desiccated coconut

Skewer the prawns and drizzle with lemon juice. Lightly beat the egg whites until foamy. Dip the prawns in the cornflour, then the egg white and then roll in coconut. Place on the baking mat. Grill, turning once, until the prawns are firm and the coconut is toasted and golden brown.

Serve with the mango chilli sauce for dipping.

The Mango Chilli Sauce
1 fresh ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 small red chilli or a pinch of chilli flakes
2 Tbsp (30 ml) wine vinegar
2 Tbsp (30 ml) brown sugar
sea salt to taste

Combine everything in a blender and purée until smooth.

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Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Sister and brother food-styling team Mari-Louis Guy and Callie Maritz are freelance food-stylists and the authors of 5 cookbooks.

Cakes to Celebrate Love and Life published in 2009 by Struik Lifestyle is currently in 5th print. It won a World Gourmand Cook Book Award for the Best Dessert Book South Africa. Struik Lifestyle also published Cakebread Pudding & Pie in 2011. This successful book was repackaged for the Australasian market as Sugar& Spice. Love & Food, published in 2010 was written and styled on commission for Food Lover`s Market. Make Give Sell was published in 2012 by Human&Rousseau and this was followed in 2013 by Cooking for Crowds whicha also won a World Gourmand Cook Book Award for the Best Entertainment Book South Africa. After long stints in yachting and the hospitality industry worldwide, both siblings returned to South Africa in 2007 to join forces, both in food-styling and in baking for large events and weddings. Their work spans magazines, advertising, lots and lots of retail work, in-store billboards and videos, web videos and television commercials. To date they have completed work on more than 200 TV commercials for local and foreign clients. They develop recipes across the spectrum, write food and beer articles and do restaurant reviews for fun. Mari-Louis will be a judge and presenter on the exciting new baking program Koekedoor developed by Homebrew Films for Kyknet.

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