27 February 2010

Summer Seafood Salad

(Man, I'm going nuts with the post title alliterations!)

My mum, like me, has a serious soft side for good food. Unlike me, she has no particular love of cooking (35 years in a board room will do that to a person) but is prepared to spend big bucks on getting the quality of food she wants.

So we came to an arrangement - once a week, she buys the ingredients; I prepare the meal.

This salad is DELICIOUS - but not the cheapest meal you'll ever have. But it is yummy, healthy and perfect for hot weather.
Summer Seafood Salad (Serves 2)

You will need:

20 prawns (cooked, peeled and deveined)
1 lime
1 cup mixed baby green leaves, loosely packed
flesh of 1 mango, cut into cubes (cut the cheeks off, score and turn cheek inside out to get cubes - run a spoon along the base of the cubes against the inside of the skin and they just pop off)
flesh of 1 avocado, cut into cubes (treat it the same as the mango)
200 g snow peas, topped, tailed and chopped in half
1/2 red chilli, seeded and chopped finely (when you're seeding the chilli, be sure to remove the membrane - it's the hottest part)
1 lemon
1/4 C macadamia nuts
2 tsp macadamia oil
  1. Squeeze the juice of half the lime over the prawns. Cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Tear the leaves into bite sized pieces.
  3. Layer the vegetables into a salad bowl. Top with prawns, macadamia nuts and chilli.
  4. Squeeze juice of remaining lime half and the lemon over the top. Drizzle macadamia oil over the dish.
Too easy. And delicious. And healthy.

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