Sunday, 19 January 2014

Prawn Cocktail My Way

Prawn Cocktail My Way

Cooking/Preparation Time - 20mins
Feeds - 4/6

Ingredients -
Fresh King Prawns (in their shells) - Allow at least 3 per serving
1 x Lemon
Salt, black & white pepper
2 x Gem lettuces - Wash and cut in half lengthways
2 x Avocados - Sliced into strips
1 x Bulb of fennel - Sliced lengthways into strips
Olive oil

Marie Rose Sauce-
2 x Tbsp of mayonnaise (Full fat)
2 x Tsp of tomato ketchup
1 x Tsp of dijon
1/4 x Tsp of smoked paprika
1 x Glug of chilli sauce (Mexican Cholula is my favourite)
Chilli flakes
Squeeze of lemon juice
Rock salt, black & white pepper

Instructions -
Start by boiling the uncooked prawns in a pan of water, cook for around 3 minutes or until the prawns turn pink. Drain the prawns and rinse with cold water. Cover with fresh lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, keep refrigerated until ready to serve. I cut off the heads but serve with heads on if you prefer.

Finely slice the fennel, drizzle with oil, season and roast on 200 degrees Celsius for 12/15minutes until the edges start to crisp up.

Wash and prepare the gem lettuce, slicing each leaf lengthways. Prepare the avocado - Cut in half, remove the stone then use a spoon to scoop out the avocado. Slice into strips and arrange by stacking in the centre of the plate.
For the spiced up Marie Rose sauce combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, dijon, lemon, chilli and seasoning in a bowl and stir thoroughly.
Once you have everything ready to go, drizzle the sauce over the avocado and gem lettuce. Stack with the warm roasted fennel then add another few dollops of the sauce followed by the seasoned prawns. Finally add an extra squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and some extra black pepper before getting stuck in!

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