Apples, rocket and king prawns are a magically simple combination for healthy cooking. Photo: djd/Pink Lady® Europe

Apple carpaccio with king prawns and rocket for simple and healthy cooking

You eat muesli in the morning, pea stew for lunch and apples – well, you usually snack on them in between meals or eat them as part of a cake. According to Statista, this fruit is by far the most popular fruit among Germans and is rarely mentioned as an ingredient in healthy and delicious starters or main courses. It can be easily integrated into the kitchen, as the following recipe shows. It also provides valuable fiber, immune system-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants.

Recipe idea: Apple carpaccio with king prawns and rocket

Especially when things have to go quickly and still be healthy, the apple carpaccio with king prawns is perfect: using just a few high-quality ingredients, even less experienced cooks can conjure up an exciting dish in just a few steps that impresses in terms of appearance and taste. Slightly sweet and sour apples such as those from Pink Lady are best suited for the carpaccio. The crunchy apples ideally complement and underline the sweet, slightly salty taste of the king prawns. A plus point: They are produced responsibly and sustainably. The apple farmers who are part of the Pink Lady Europe cooperative network have set strict quality and sustainability criteria for this. Further recipes such as rib-eye steak with apple salsa, grilled cheese sandwich with apple and peppers or foccacia with apples and rosemary are available at

The ingredients for two people:

2 Pink Lady apples
10 peeled king prawns
a handful of arugula
1 orange
½ lemon
4 tbsp virgin olive oil
Salt pepper

Preparation time: about 15 minutes

That’s how it works:

1. Wash the king prawns and pat dry. Wash the arugula and spin dry.
2. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in the pan. Add the king prawns to the pan and fry for a minute on each side, season with salt and pepper.
3. Squeeze half an orange over the shrimp and grate a third of the orange peel. Fry the shrimp in the sauce for another minute, then remove from the heat.
4. Remove the core of the apples with an apple corer. Cut the apples into slices about two millimeters thick.
5. Squeeze the second half of the orange and half the lemon. Put the juice and the remaining olive oil in a bowl, stir and season with salt and pepper.
6. Arrange the apple slices, arugula and shrimp on a plate and drizzle with the dressing before serving. Complete!

Our tip: A clove of garlic and one or two sprigs of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and parsley give the king prawns more flavor. Simply add it to the pan when frying.