We’ve teamed up with Slimming World to bring you some of their Fakeaway recipes in the upcoming weeks. Keeping your bridal body in shape at the same time as satisfying those cravings for a not-so-good takeaway.

King prawn scampi, chips and tartare sauce

Scampi is traditional made with langoustines (Dublin Bay prawns) – this one is made with king prawns, which are easier to buy and just as much of a treat.

Serves 4, ready in 40 minutes

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1 kg floury potatoes (King Edward or Maris Piper, etc), peeled and thickly cut into chips
Low calorie cooking spray
40g wholemeal bread
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tbsp paprika
2 eggs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
24 peeled raw king prawns, tails left on if you like

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  • Preheat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7
  • Boil the chips in lightly salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well, return to the pan and cover
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment and arrange the chips in a single layer. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden
  • Meanwhile, put the bread in a food processor and blitz until you have fine breadcrumbs
  • Transfer to a shallow bowl and mix in the dried herbs and paprika
  • Lightly beat the eggs in another bowl
  • Season the prawns, then dip each one first into the egg and then the breadcrumb mixture. Arrange the prawns on a non-stick baking sheet, lightly spray with low calorie cooking spray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned
  • Serve with the chips (seasoned with salt), tartare sauce (see below), and a big mixed salad or mushy peas

To make the tartare sauce:

  • In a bowl mix together 4 tablespoons of drained and roughly chopped bottled gherkins, 1 finely chopped small red onion, 1 tablespoon of drained and rinsed capers, 2 tablespoons of extra-light mayonnaise, 200g fat free fromage frais and 1 tablespoon of finely grated unwaxed lemon zest
  • Season, scatter over a little chopped fresh dill and chill until ready to serve. Leftover tartare sauce can be kept in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days

For more delicious recipes, you can buy Slimming World’s Fakeaways recipe book, or head to their website now! We’ll be back next week with the next Fakeaway recipe too, so keep your eyes peeled…

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