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Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
Written by Chinny's Kitchen

Every now and then I feel like I need a little spice in my life. Said ‘spice’ can take many different forms, be it a new adventure, stepping out of my comfort zone or saying ‘yes’ where I would have otherwise said ‘no’. More often than not though, the spicing up of my life happens in the kitchen. This week’s came in the form of glorious Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad. With every forkful, I had to resist the temptation to throw my hands up and say #yaaassss!!!

Inspiration came by way of work. “What do jerk prawns have to do with Investment Management?” I hear you ask. Let me set the scene. Markets were falling, clients were demanding, the phones were ringing off the hook, I was getting emails left, right and centre. In short, it was busy. It got to about 3.30pm and I finally managed to sneak away for 15 minutes to grab a quick bite before I passed out. BLT, crisps, smoothie, chocolate bar. Quick. Easy. Not-so-healthy. I’m planning to inhale the food, reenergise and jet back to my desk. Bis. Bash. Bosh. But, after the first bite, I felt deflated. The food was so uninspiring. I barely got through half the sandwich it was so depressing. Needless to say, the pick-me-up I was looking for I didn’t find. So, I decided to  introduce a little spice into my lunch life the next day (and save myself a fiver in the process!). Enter: Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad:

Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this deliciousness?!

Jerk Prawns & Grilled Sweet Potato Salad
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Spice up your life with this jerk prawn and grilled sweet potato salad. Lunch will never be the same again.
Serves: 1
  • 2 tsp Jerk Sauce
  • 170g Cooked and Peeled Large King Prawns
  • 1 Sweet Potato (peeled)
  • 2 Handfuls of Rocket (Arugula)
  • Olives
  • Radish
  • Mango and Lime Salad Dressing
  1. Marinade prawns in jerk sauce - use a freezer bag or cling film (one hours in the fridge). The prawns are better marinaded but this is optional depending on how much prep time you have.
  2. Wash, peel and thinly slice your sweet potato.
  3. Place each slice on a lightly greased cast iron grill (turning until soft) about 12 mins.
  4. Put the sweet potato aside, lightly grease the grill again.
  5. Grill jerk prawns (turning occasionally) should take about 10 mins.
  6. While your prawns grill - wash your rocket (drain well), slice your radish and pit your olives.
  7. When the prawns are cooked - set your rocket in your bowl as the base, followed by radish, olives, sweet potato and finally, prawns.
  8. I suggest mango and lime salad dressing but any dressing of your choosing should do.
  9. Enjoy!

If you get a chance to try this recipe and introduce some spice in your life, I’d love to hear/see how it turned out! I promise lunch will never be the same again! Find me on InstagramPinterestFacebook and Twitter. Share your creation with the hashtag #chinnyskitchen.

Thanks for stopping by! x

About the author

Chinny's Kitchen

I'm Chinny - Londoner and foodie. I've had a love affair with food for as long as I remember and, for me, the kitchen is the ultimate playground. Inspired by a love of good food and my busy lifestyle, I created Chinny's Kitchen to share a variety of quick, easy, healthy, indulgent and always delicious recipes, food/health tips and general ways to have more fun with food. I develop new recipes, reinvent classics and eat tirelessly in adventurous corners around town.