What to give your mum for her birthday when she tells you not to get her a gift (because you are kind of between jobs and aren’t exactly swimming in money)?
Well me being me, I told her I was going to cook her dinner instead then and wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Little did she know I had the idea of a 3 course meal up my hand!
I trawled through the Taste website for ideas. Finally I decided on a prawn cocktail recipe. I’m not sure why I chose this recipe from all the others, but it doesn’t matter because it was a huge winner!
I slightly altered the recipe and added some avocado slices.
The dressing is delicious, I had no idea that orange juice and Dijon mustard went so well together! Keeping this recipe on hand to impress!
2 tbs fresh orange juice
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1 tbs chopped fresh chives
36 large cooked prawns, peeled leaving tails intact
1 treviso lettuce, hard core removed,finely shredded
1. Whisk together the orange juice, oil, vinegar, mustard and chives in a jug. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
2. Place the prawns in a large bowl. Pour over the dressing and toss until well combined.
3. Divide the treviso among serving glasses. Top with the prawn mixture to serve.