Prep time:

Cooking time:

Total time:

Serves: 6

150g large prawns

1 baby gem lettuce

1 avocado

Dressing

1 small dill pickle, finely chopped

1tbsp 1 red onion, minced

100g mayonnaise

1tbsp tomato ketchup

1tsp lemon juice

½tsp garlic, minced

2 drops Tabasco sauce

salt and pepper, to taste

(or cheat and use bottled Thousand Island dressing)

Dainty prawn cocktails served in shot glasses. You can be polite and use a fork to eat them, or down in one.

  1. Mix all but 6 prawns into dressing.
  2. Shred the lettuce and line each shot glass with a tiny handful.
  3. Carefully spoon prawns on top of lettuce, then top with a large prawn and a few slices of avocado.

Wine+

Prawns have a subtle sweetness and pair beautifully with rosé wines. We’ve gone for a sparkling pink fizz from the Loire Valley in France. The Society’s Saumur Rosé Brut NV is excellent value at £11.50 from The Wine Society. Made from the Cabernet France grape, its packed full of fresh strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant flavours. The acidity will balance the prawns and creaminess of the dressing perfectly.

A taste of the Mediterranean: Sharing Platter

Enjoy putting together a delicious sharing platter for outdoor dining with friends.

A Very Berry Jelly

Writer, blogger and homemaker Cherry Menlove will be demonstrating her baking and craft skills at the Chefs’ Theatre at Wealden Times Midsummer Fair’s Sew, Grow, Eat festival in June. Cherry has compiled a selection of her delicious recipes in her...

All in One Chicken with New Potatoes & Peppers

This really is one of the quickest and easiest recipes so ideal for feeding families easily and quickly during the holidays. Everything goes into one pan and comes with its own delicious gravy – for younger children I just serve...