A Modern Classic

Although delicious, prawn cocktail has got a reputation for being a very '70s and '80s dish and so has fallen out of favour. However, it can easily be given a modern feel and is such a traditional British dish we should do all we can to keep it up there with the bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd's pie. Here is a great recipe that takes all the great aspects of a prawn cocktail but brings it into the 21st century.

Prawns

Serving size 1

Ingredients:

  • 6 cooked prawns, shelled
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 1 diced oven-dried tomato
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon diced onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Basil oil:

  • Basil leaf
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Chilli oil:

  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 1 fresh chilli
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. Mix avocado, tomato, lemon juice, coriander, olive oil and onion in a bowl and place in a biscuit cutter on the centre of a plate.
  2. Meanwhile place the basil oil ingredients in a blender and mix until they turn to a sauce. Then repeat with the chilli oil ingredients.
  3. Pour the basil and chilli oils onto the plate around the biscuit cutter in a decorative manner.
  4. Place the prawns onto the avocado and garnish with a sprig of coriander.

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