Cucumber Wrapped Prawn Tails with Charred Aioli

Difficulty: Simple
Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Cucumber Noodle Wrap

  • 2 Fresco® Seedless Cucumbers
  • 1 lb medium to large prawn tails
  • 1 garlic clove – thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp chopped fennel tops or dill

Court Bullion

  • 6 ¼ cup of water
  • ½ onion
  • 1 celery rib
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 4 pepper corns
  • ½ tsp salt

Charred Cucumber Aioli

  • 7 oz thick Greek yogurt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 7 oz olive oil
  • ½ tbsp prepared horseradish sauce
  • juice from ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • smoked paprika

A gorgeous and tasty wrap for your favorite prawns using Fresco® Seedless Cucumbers like you’ve never used them before.


  1. Place all ingredients for the court bouillon into a pan and bring to a simmer
  2. Blanch prawns for 2 minutes in the simmering court bouillon
  3. Remove from court bouillon using a slotted spoon or spider. Chill on tray in fridge – peel once cold
  4. Using a mandolin, cut one of cucumbers into fine spaghetti. Add chopped fennel tops, zest from ¼ lemon and a small pinch of salt. Marinade until required.
  5. Cut remaining cucumber length-wise into approx. 1 cm thick ribbons. Place into a mixing bowl. Add the sliced garlic clove and a pinch of salt. Toss well and marinade for 1 hour.
  6. Once marinated, dry the cucumber between kitchen paper towels or a clean tea towel to remove excess moisture.
  7. Using a hot grill pan, char the cucumber ribbons in a criss-cross fashion on both sides.
  8. Place the charred cucumber into blender with egg yolks and horseradish, blend until smooth.
  9. Slowly incorporate the olive oil in the same fashion as making mayonnaise. Add Greek yogurt and correct the seasoning with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  10. Push aioli through a fine sieve and reserve in the fridge until required.
  11. Tightly wrap cucumber noodles completely around peeled prawn tails.
  12. Spoon aioli into a shot glass. Sprinkle with a little smoked paprika – Serve on a plate with the wrapped prawns.