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 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)
1/4 C macadamia nuts
2 tsp macadamia oil
- Squeeze the juice of half the lime over the prawns. Cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Tear the leaves into bite sized pieces.
- Layer the vegetables into a salad bowl. Top with prawns, macadamia nuts and chilli.
- Squeeze juice of remaining lime half and the lemon over the top. Drizzle macadamia oil over the dish.