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    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    A Celebration Lunch No Not Coronation Chicken but Anniversary Prawn Salad

     Our friends the Heinzies have left us, we had several lovely days, even lived through the Cyclone Wilma which really was only rain, (and plenty of that for us) we missed the wind, thank goodness.
    Of course it is a beautiful day
    Mr Heinz driving the boat
    Mr Dale preparing for landing
    It was fun to have them with us and now we are back to Darby and Joan.
    BUT we did celebrate a Wedding Anniversary not a significant one but its a long time
    Popped some Bubbly and I made a delicious Prawn and Potato Salad

    Very simple but so so good.
    I used a couple of different ingredients but they can be substituted quite easily
    I love using the vinegar from the gherkin bottle, it has all those extra flavours and also love the Japanese Mayonnaise, which is on the Supermarket shelves. But you could use white wine vinegar and ordinary Mayo. Not compulsory
    So
    2 medium potatoes
    Handful of Chives
    2 tbs chopped sweet gherkins
    2-3 tbs Gherkin Vinegar
    Sea salt and Freshly ground black pepper
    12 prawns
    2 tbs olive oil
    1 clove garlic finely chopped

    Sea salt and Black pepper
    Pinch chili flakes
    Zest of 1 small lemon

    2 hard boiled eggs quartered
    2 medium tomatoes quartered and seeds removed
    Japanese Mayonnaise about 3 tbs
    Salad leaves
    Basil for garnish

    Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes
    Bring to boil till just tender
    Drain and while still hot, toss with gherkin vinegar, gherkins and chives
    Toss the prawns in oil, garlic, salt and pepper and chili flakes
    Roast for 6 minutes in a 200C oven
    Add lemon zest and cool

    Meanwhile cook eggs and prepare tomatoes

    Add Mayo to potato mix (you just want enough, to coat the vege)
    Toss gently
    Add prawns complete with juices and oil

    To assemble
    Make a bed of salad greens
    Add prawn and potato salad
    Decorate with tomatoes and eggs
    Throw a few Basil leaves on top

    Serve
    A nice crisp white wine is a great accompaniment 
    Next blog Cows on the move and Fab Pizzas

    1 comment:

    peasepudding said...

    Sounds like the perfect lunch!