Monday, 29 June 2015

A Simple Prawn Salad

Sometimes - on a hot sunny weekend - all you want for lunch is a simple salad.

And with a big bowl of prawns sat in my fridge - I thought an updated take on the classic prawn cocktail was in order.....

recipe  - serves 4

400g cooked Atlantic prawns
4 little gem lettuces - washed - remove the outer leaves & leave whole the rest cut into ribbons
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon natural yogurt
2 teaspoons sriracha hot chilli sauce ( you can add less if you wish)
1 teaspoon creamed horseradish
juice of a lime
large handful cherry tomatoes cut a few into quarters the rest dice.
2 or 3 spring onions - finely chopped
couple of sticks celery - sliced
pinch salt
loads freshly ground black pepper.

extra chopped limes for serving

First off rinse the prawns under ice cold water and leave to drain.

Grab a large bowl and make up your sauce - mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, chilli sauce, lime juice, horseradish and a little salt & pepper.

Fold the chopped tomatoes, prawns, celery, lettuce and spring onions into the sauce - taste and add more salt & pepper if needed.

Arrange the whole lettuce leaves onto the serving plate, spoon the prawn mixture over and then add a couple of the quartered tomatoes and finish with a grinding of black pepper.

Serve with extra limes and a crusty loaf of french bread.

This was really tasty and I think it would work really well on a jacket potatoes or as a filling for a sandwich or wrap.

Sorry it's a short post today - really busy day ahead today ........ got to get going......

Have a good start to your week
Love Lizx

 Prawn Salad