Monday, 11 August 2014

Recipe: Coriander, Garlic and Lemon Dressing Featuring Oxo Good Grips

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend despite the change of weather. I have another recipe for you today using king prawns which I haven't used for ages. Prawns don't usually feature on my shopping list so this was a real treat! 

The reason for this new recipe? I was lucky enough to be sent some goodies from the lovely peeps at Oxo to create a herby dressing. I knew exactly what I was going to make once my package had arrived, it included a bottle each of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, an Oxo Good Grips Herb Mincer and Little Salad Shaker. With prawns in mind I decided coriander, garlic and lemon for my main flavours and so this dressing was born:

Dressing Ingredients:

3/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 cup Filippo Berio Balsamic Vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
large handful fresh coriander
zest from half lemon
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper


In a large jug add oil, vinegar and garlic clove, grate the lemon zest in too. Take your large handful of fresh coriander and wash under the tap, shake off then place on a chopping board. Using your herb mincer mince the coriander finely and add to the jug, leave about quarter of the coriander on the chopping board. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper then give it a good stir and pour into the little salad shanker and set aside. 

Now for the meal this dressing was used for....

King Prawn Coriander, Garlic and Lemon Vegetable Rice

Serves 2)

1 pack cooked king prawns
115g white basmati rice
1 garlic clove, crushed
6 broccoli florets
1/2 cup peas
1 Tbsp coconut oil
3 drops turmeric (spice drops)
salt and pepper

Large drizzle of coriander, garlic and lemon dressing


Cook rice per packets instructions. Place a non-stick pan over a low heat and add the coconut oil and garlic, chop florets on the board with the left over coriander then add the lot to the pan as well as the peas and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. When the rice has about 4 minutes left to cook add the prawns into the frying pan and turn up the heat a little. The rice, when cooked, needs to be drained and rinsed  then before adding to the prawns and veggies I added 3 drops of turmeric spice drop and stirred through. Add the rice to the pan and combine for a minute or two before serving. 

To serve give your dressing a good shake in the salad shaker and pour over and enjoy! 

Well this was delicious, the dressing worked perfectly with this dish, so flavoursome! 

What did I think of my new kitchen toys? I always say this but again I can't fault Oxo and these new items, both are fantastic and work exactly how they should. The Herb Mincer is really easy to use and chopped my herbs perfectly way easier then using a knife which I find if you don't have a really sharp knife is a pain! The mince is comfy to hold and has a scraper on the front end to keep your herbs in a neat pile for mincing, its also easy to clean which is a bonus I hate kitchen gadgets that are a struggle to clean. The Little Salad Shaker is a good looking piece of kit, airtight, watertight and has a leakproof seal. It also has a little leaver on the top which you use to open and seal when pouring, great to save getting the table cloth dirty! 

I love both of these items and will be getting lots of use out of them so thank you Oxo! 


Do you make your own dressings?


  1. That looks delicious, I love the look of the salad shaker! I don't often use prawns, so they're a real treat for me too.

    1. Thank you it was a treat but I am already looking forward to making it a treat we have more often!

  2. You know I should really make more salad dressings! I often mix up a tahini dressing but then often it's just a bit of balsamic which is lovely but probably too sugary. You've inspired me!

    1. Until now I have never really been into making dressing but Oxo Hamas inspired me so I am glad to pass along the inspiring!