Prawn Cocktail Salad
August 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
When I entertain, most often I don’t serve a full 3-course meal. I find that puts too much pressure on me as the hostess and cook. When I do decide to go the 3-course route however, I like to keep things simple and re-work old favourites that are sure to impress.
Here I decided to take the starter of my childhood, good ‘ol prawn cocktail and turn it into a chic salad using the same principles but adding some oomph with a home-made ‘Marie-Rose’ dressing, thinly sliced spring onions and micro leaves.
I know ‘designer leaves’ are all the rage right now but I couldn’t imagine prawn cocktail without old fashioned iceberg lettuce which is still one of my favourites. Its light green, almost white leaves compliment the plump, pink prawns perfectly and it adds just the right amount of crisp, sweet flavour to freshen up the salad.
With the prawns I took a bit of a shortcut and used Woolworths’ cooked and peeled prawns but if you can’t get hold of them, simply peel and de-head fresh prawns and poach for a minute or two until cooked.
The flavour of cooked prawns, Marie-Rose dressing and iceberg lettuce is one that reminds me of my childhood as this was always the go-to starter to impress guests. And now, almost 20-years later, I’m delighted to say that nothing has changed. This salad will impress even the pickiest of guests.
For this recipe, visit Simply Delicious