Grilled fennel and gulf prawns with scallion vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Fennel bulbs; trimmed of stalks
\N \N And quartered; leaves set aside
1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil; plus
½ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
2 ounces Sambuca or anisette
2 tablespoons Freshly-ground black pepper
12 larges Gulf prawns; peeled, with
\N \N Their heads still on
6 \N Scallions; green and white parts, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
\N \N Salt; to taste
\N \N Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste

Preheat barbecue or broiler. Bring 4 quarts water to boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. Gently place fennel quarters in boiling water and cook until just fork tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Carefully remove with slotted spoon and allow to cool on a plate. Mix olive oil, Sambuca and black pepper well. Brush ½ teaspoon Sambuca mix on each fennel quarter and grill over hot grill coals or under broiler until light brown and hot through. Brush prawns with remaining Sambuca mixture and place on grill. Cook 4 minutes a side or until cooked through. Combine scallions, mustard and vinegar in mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil until thick emulsion is formed, about the texture of whipping cream. Place two warm fennel quarters like yin and yang, then 3 hot prawns heads up in teepee shape over fennel in center of each of 4 plates. Drizzle 3 to 4 tablespoons vinaigrette around prawns and fennel, garnish with fennel leaves and serve immediately. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5614 broadcast 01-18-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

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07-07-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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