When the lovely people from Ora contacted me to see if I’d like to try their household towels, my answer was a resounding yes and I immediately thought of a hands-on meal to really test their credentials…
This recipe has all the elements of an American-style shrimp boil but instead I roasted everything in spiced garlic butter to give a more intense flavour – what’s not to like!
- 500g raw shell-on prawns
- 2 whole corn on the cob, each cut into 4 pieces
- 200g smoked sausage, cut into chunks
- 350g baby new potatoes
- 2 lemons, halved
- 100g butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Maldon salt & black pepper
- A handful of finely chopped parsley
Pre-heat your oven to 200°c (180°c fan oven)
Start by par-boiling the new potatoes for 5 minutes, then add in the corn and boil for another few minutes until tender, before draining and placing into a large bowl
In the same bowl, add the prawns, sausage, butter, spice powders & seasoning, and mix until eveything is coated (Tip – put a damp sheet of Ora underneath your bowl whilst mixing to stop it sliding around on the worktop!)
Tip everything out onto a large baking tray/roasting dish along with the lemon halves and roast for about 15 minutes, until the prawns are pink and cooked through and everything else has a nice bit of colour
Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve with cold beers and a stack of Ora to clean up (you’ll need it!) I even used mine to collect up all those prawn shells meaning there’s even less washing up!!
Now onto the towels themselves…
The sleek & unique British design means that they look fab displayed in your kitchen. Once you’ve bought the holder all you need to do is buy the towel re-fills and away you go
The one-hand grab is great, especially when your hands are covered in mess – you can just grab the top sheet and it comes away from the stack in a single piece, without needing to use your other hand to hold the roll and tear (which lets face it, always results in either covering the roll in whatever’s on you hands or taking off about 6 sheets in one go!)
They’re also eco-friendly – each stack contains as many sheets as 2 conventional kitchen rolls but has 20% less packaging, meaning they also take up less space to transport resulting in 30% fewer lorries needed to deliver them
So to round up (no pun intended!), they’re better for the environment, just as absorbent as a standard kitchen towel, more convenient and look a million times more stylish – I’m a total convert!
Have you tried Ora?
*The towels and holder were gifted by Ora but all opinions are my own*