Cold Spiced Prawns


(Cold Spiced Prawns are a delightful, refreshing appetizer - the perfect way to start off any dinner party. The prawns should not be kept longer than 6 hours in refridgerator prior to preparation and serving).

1 1/2 Tablespoons oil

500 grams green prawns, shelled & deveined

2 spring onions, chopped

1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 Tablespoon tomato sauce

1 1/2 Tablespoon cider vinegar

1 1/2 dry sherry or white wine

1 Teaspoon sugar

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

8 crisp lettuce leaves


Heat oil over moderate heat for 1 minute.

Add prawns and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Transfer to Platter.

Add remaining oil, then spring onions and ginger. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add stock, tomato sauce, vinegar, sherry, sugar and cayenne pepper.

Simmer and stir 3 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Return prawns to pan, cook stirring 3 minutes longer. Pour the mixture into a bowl; cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Arrange lettuce leaves on platter, mound prawns on top. Chop reserved onion tops and sprinkle over.

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