Tropical Delights – Bacon Wrapped Prawns with Coco Mayo


Reefers Restaurant and Rum Bar shares a tasty favorite. A quick and easy recipe you can make at home for a meal that is low carb, gluten free and simply delicious.


5 large prawns I 5 pieces of bacon I Mustard I Salt and pepper I Coconut Oil I Salad of your choice.

For the mayo:

1/4 tsp turmeric
I 5 Tbsp coconut oil I 100 ml vegetable oil I 2 egg yolks I
5 Tbsp coconut cream I 1 1⁄2 Tbsp lemon juice.

Mayo: In a blender add the turmeric, egg yolks and lemon juice and blend until firm. Very slowly add all the oils the same way you would to make a mayonnaise. When done, thin out by slowly incorporating the coconut cream. Season to taste.

Prawns: Brush the prawns liberally with oil and mustard and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the prawns tightly in bacon and secure by either tucking the end under itself or with toothpicks. Be sure to use large prawns as small prawns dry out before the bacon is cooked.
Heat a pan or grill to medium high, add a little oil, and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, turning once. The prawns will be done when the bacon is fully cooked. Serve with your favourite salad and a side serve of coco mayo.

Reefers Restaurant and Rum Bar.

Located right on the water, opposite Tana Russet Plaza, overlooking Port Vila bay, the island-style natangora roof is the first thing that takes your eye, before your gaze wanders into the azure water of the bay. The restaurant has been fitted with elegant hardwood tables and chairs that lend it a feel of class while maintaining a relaxed, tropical style. Old glass buoys hang from the tall tree trunks that support the ceiling and gorgeous fire lamps illuminate the sandy beach area between the restaurant and the ocean. The bar gives Reefers its modern edge, with its trendy corrugated iron face and sophisticated backdrop. The menu has been cleverly designed and includes dishes from the simple to complicated, but all with an edge of sophistication. Those who love salads will be delighted to discover the range of gourmet salads on the menu and if you are after a quick bite for lunch or dinner, you will rejoice in the burger menu and the tacos selection. The a la carte menu has an exquisite choice of mains and entrees, and there are changing specials on the black board. With an extensive rum menu, Reefers Restaurant and bar is the spot to come for drinks before your dinner and stay after, for a long evening of good music and good conversation with friends. The roomy dance floor and live music will ensure a fun and memorable evening. Ph: 22672.