Saturday, November 10, 2012

Prawn Cocktail


Prawn Cocktail or Prawn Salad. Whichever and however you like to address this prawn dish (Tamarind Prawn Curry, Sambal Udang Petai, Prawn Noodle Soup & Devilled Prawns). Of course, Prawn Cocktail sounds high tech and tempting, but I think prawn salad is equally splendor acceptable as well. What's with Prawn Cocktail for a change? Just like that. No particular valid reason. Some fresh prawns still seated in my fridge and I thought I might as well get them working. What's with working or waking those prawns up? Pretty much nothing over the top. Instead of a heavy night meal, I decided I like something light for nibbling. Of course, Prawn Cocktail unquestionably is one of it you can or must consider when you are entertaining. When friends walk in and before whatever else you will be serving or maybe simultaneously alongside the rest of the dishes. To make? Blanch the prawns (Chinese Prawn Fritters, Prawn Mango Curry & Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang). Prawns by the way can be cooked within a jiffy and blanching them alongside ginger paste is for freshness. Thereafter, prawns tossed and mixed with those ingredients listed below, and yogurt (Cucumber Yogurt Salad)? Well, always available at home and instead of sour cream which by far I will consider as a rather above my budget ingredient. Prawn Cocktail (Sichuan Chilli Prawns) atop some salad leaves. Tadaa! 

Ingredients
10-15 medium size prawns – remove skin and de-vein
1 tsp ginger paste
½ red capsicum – cubed
½ zucchini – cubed
3-4 cabbage leaves – shredded
1 stalk spring onion - shredded 
Salad leaves

For the sauce
2 tbsp yogurt
A splash of Tabasco sauce
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
Salt for taste

Method
Quickly blanch prawns in simmering water with ginger paste. 
Drain of the water, cool down prawns and slice into two pieces. 
Combine all ingredients for the sauce and whisk until smooth.
Add prawns, capsicum, zucchini, cabbage, spring onion and salt. 
Toss together and serve in a bowl lined with salad leaves.


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18 comments:

  1. Now here's a prawn recipe I can actually go for! My husband loves them but I'm kind of 'meh' and since I'm the cook, that means he never gets them ;) This could be a good way for me to bring them to my table!

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  2. looks good! I like this type of salad!

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  3. What gorgeous pics you took of the food. Looks insanely delicious!

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  4. Such a refreshing and beautiful flavour combo :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Beautiful salad, Nava! And I love the bit of spiciness from the Tabasco :)

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  6. im a fan of prawn salad!! but never try yet the one mix with yugort i bet it taste so good!!

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  7. if nt mistaken i ate this before love this so much~

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  8. hi nava- slad looks fantastic and crisp. happy deepavali to you and family. have a nice day

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  9. I yet to use yoghurt to make salad. I know Indians love to use yoghurt as an ingredient & it's so healthy. I must really learn from u gals!

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  10. This salad is bursting with flavor. the green lettuce leaves are popping out of my screen.

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  11. I love prawn salads. Love the idea of using yogurt for that healthy touch and extra flavour!

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  12. Beautiful cold salad. Love the yogurt and shrimp combo. So healthy in comparison with mayo :)

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  13. I love prawns and this looks yum.

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  14. This is so lovely for summer... Yummy too

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