Scampi: it’s not just something on pub menus, you can make this version yourself in around ten minutes. The classic breaded prawn dish is high in protein as well as being filling and delicious. Like our other protein-rich salads, this is an ideal meal to make if you're following a muscle-building training plan. As well as being a high-protein food, prawns are environmentally sound and chefs such as Heston Blumenthal are making the scampi into a gourmet delight.
This easy-to-cook version offers 50g of muscle-building protein, while wholemeal batter ensures you won’t suffer blood-sugar spikes and tartare sauce provides insulin-regulating chromium.
Wholemeal Battered Scampi And Salad Recipe
Ingredients (Serves One)
- 75g wholemeal flour
- 100ml milk
- 200g raw king prawns, peeled
- 2tbsp rapeseed oil
- 1tbsp diced shallots
- 2tbsp diced gherkins
- 1tsp chopped parsley
- 1tbsp capers
- 1tbsp mayonnaise
- Juice of ½ a lemon, plus slices to serve
- ½ a bag of mixed salad leaves
Whisk the flour and the milk together in a bowl. Dip the prawns in the mixture. Fry them in the oil in a deep pan for three to four minutes. For the tartare sauce, mix the shallots, gherkins and parsley with the capers, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Serve the scampi on a bed of salad leaves. Garnish with the sauce and lemon slices.
We used Myfitnesspal, one of the best weight-loss apps for calorie counting, to calculate the approximate nutritional values of this recipe. This meal contains 764 calories, and provides 64g of carbohydrates, 53g of protein, 32g of fat and 9g of fibre.
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Lucy Miller is an experienced journalist who has worked across a range of health and fitness titles. She was the fitness and nutrition editor at Men’s Fitness UK, and has also been fitness editor of both Health & Fitness UK and Women’s Fitness UK. Lucy qualified as a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist in 2008.