Summertime King Prawn Salad

  • Summertime King Prawn Salad
Ranked: 102nd

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 43 votes

Ingredients

  • 500 g queensland king prawns
  • 2 x firm vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1/2 x small spanish onion
  • 1 x large ripe haas avocado
  • 1 x lemon
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 Tbls cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbls 10 year aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch murray river salt flakes
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 x ripe bowen mango

Method

1. Peel, devein and chop prawns into pieces (approx. 2cm) leaving a few prawns aside to use as garnish.
2. Dice one tomato. When dicing the other, cut in half and scoop seeds out otherwise the mixture will be too wet.
3. Finely dice the spanish onion.
4. Dice the avocado into similar sized cubes.
5. Cut the mango cheeks and thinly slice to use as garnish.
6. Finely chop a few basil leaves.
7. In a bowl add the prawns, tomatoes, avocado, onion and basil with a good squeeze of lemon juice, around a tablespoon of olive oil & aged vinegar, a pinch of salt and cracked pepper. Refrigerate for approx 30mins until chilled.
8. Place a metal cylinder in the centre of the plate and spoon in the mixture pushing the mixture down so it doesn’t fall over.
9. Place the mango slices on top of the stack in a circular motion and then add a deveined prawn on the top with the head and tail still on but the body peeled.
10. In a circular motion drizzle the balsamic glaze and olive oil. Enjoy!!

This light & fresh entrée serves 4 people and in one bite will transport you and your guests to the Sunshine State!

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  • this looks spectacular!

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    by Helen Minns on 01/03/2013, 07:17
    Helen Minns
    • Thank you Helen! It’s amazing how pretty flowering basil looks and smells!

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      by Deborah Hopley on 02/03/2013, 22:39
      Deborah Hopley
      • I have become enamoured with the flowers in my gerden and their uses in my cooking. My favourite is sage flowers, but heartsease, nasturtium, garlic chive, rocket and zucchini find their way into my dishes. I am looking forward to my bananas getting to flowering stage. A very great adventure in flavour.

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        by Helen Minns on 03/03/2013, 10:03
        Helen Minns
        • Wow Helen, I’m jealous with all your garden growing! I seriously have a black thumb! Another nice herb flower is tarragon, it has a gorgeous vibrant yellow colour.

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          by Deborah Hopley on 03/03/2013, 17:39
          Deborah Hopley
  • Thanks Snjezana for your feedback. I have now corrected my small error in the recipe so there’s no confusion as to what to do with spanish onion!

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    by Deborah Hopley on 02/03/2013, 22:42
    Deborah Hopley
  • Amazing recipe, the prawns are to die for.

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    by Philippa Cannon on 05/03/2013, 23:31
    Philippa Cannon
  • great dish

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    by Trish Pap on 06/03/2013, 04:20
    Trish Pap
  • Beautiful dish very suited to a side accompanyment to a summer BBQ

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    by Lorna Eadie on 06/03/2013, 09:52
    Lorna Eadie
  • Fantastic recipe, love it

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    by Stephanie Stach on 07/03/2013, 07:35
    Stephanie Stach
  • Delicious! I absolutely loved this recipe, and making it was fun too! Thoroughly enjoyed by all! I have to disagree with the below comment though, I thought that the tomato was fresh and soft and I feel that if I used capsicum instead it would have been too dominant – the tomato keeps the prawns being the star!

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    by Chanelle Rose on 07/03/2013, 20:05
    Chanelle Rose
  • Wow!

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    by Christian Arsenis on 08/03/2013, 08:56
    Christian Arsenis
  • Looks great and tastes just as good!

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    by Bruce Trollip on 08/03/2013, 11:31
    Bruce Trollip
  • This is one of my favourite meals especially in summer, and i think that capsicum doesn’t bring out the true flavours of the dish, so tomato goes perfect with it, so YUM!

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    by Emily Hopley on 08/03/2013, 12:39
    Emily Hopley
    • That’s settled then, ha ha!
      Stunning presentation.

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      by Stuart Talman on 04/04/2013, 12:43
      Stuart Talman
  • What a lovely, fresh and delicious recipe!

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    by Krista Jane on 08/03/2013, 13:20
    Krista Jane
  • Looks a beautiful summer style salad

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    by John Eadie on 13/03/2013, 23:09
    John Eadie
  • Fantastic summer dish!! Loved it!!

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    by Lyn ... on 14/03/2013, 19:13
    <small title="Lyn Muggleton-Hammett">Lyn ...</small>
  • Absolutely beautiful..

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    by Gina Kilpatrick on 15/03/2013, 18:18
    Gina Kilpatrick
  • This recipe was delicious!

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    by Deborah Hopley on 17/03/2013, 15:37
    Deborah Hopley
    • Hope you’ve had fun making. I was lucky enough to get flowering basil from my neighbours garden!

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      by Deborah Hopley on 18/03/2013, 07:51
      Deborah Hopley
  • This was delicious!!

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    by Kerry Muldoon on 17/03/2013, 15:51
    Kerry Muldoon
  • OMG what a dish – highly recommend everyone try this one!

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    by Peggy Hall on 18/03/2013, 07:11
    Peggy Hall
  • This looks beautiful!!

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    by Anne Trollip on 19/03/2013, 08:44
    Anne Trollip
  • This tasted as good as it looked, and I would have to agree with using tomato as it meshed all the flavours together nicely! Capsicum would not have worked for me.

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    by Angela Johnson on 19/03/2013, 20:13
    Angela Johnson
  • This was amazing . Fantastic blend of flavour !!

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    by Amanda Hayes on 20/03/2013, 13:13
    Amanda Hayes
  • This looks delicious! I’m going to make it weekend :)

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    by Kimberley Arnold on 21/03/2013, 22:28
    Kimberley Arnold
  • I know how touchy the stars can be as I did the same thing myself when I rated another dish! Hopefully Best Home Chef can change it! Hope you enjoyed the recipe :)

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    by Deborah Hopley on 21/03/2013, 22:40
    Deborah Hopley
  • It looks so impressive. Can’t wait to cook it this weekend.

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    by Jodie Collins on 27/03/2013, 19:16
    Jodie Collins
  • Its looks absolutely delicious!
    I will have to try this for dinner soon!
    Great work Deborah

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    by Tamzen Hunter on 28/03/2013, 10:52
    Tamzen Hunter
  • This was the staring dish of our week! The flavours were great and light. I found that the juice of the tomato mixed in really well with the olive oil (flavour combo) and also helped to keep the stack stay in place – so maybe better than the capsicum suggestion for me. Awesome dish so thanks again!

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    by Natalie Green on 01/04/2013, 19:53
    Natalie Green
  • My girlfriend made this for me the other night, thought I would let you know it was AWESOME!

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    by Matt Johnson on 01/04/2013, 21:46
    Matt Johnson
  • This just looks so beautiful! I love all of the ingredients in this dish. I can’t wait to make it this week!

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    by Michelle Rose on 01/04/2013, 22:24
    Michelle Rose
  • I purchased the Recipe + magazine and cannot wait to cook this for tomorrow nights dinner! Good luck!!

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    by Julia Ennis on 03/04/2013, 20:00
    Julia Ennis
  • really lovely dish, everyone impressed!

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    by Louise McIntosh on 04/04/2013, 19:03
    Louise McIntosh
  • cant wait to have this again

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    by Luke Hall on 04/04/2013, 19:07
    Luke Hall
  • I followed your recipe and had lots of compliments from my friends. Can’t wait to try some more recipes! Thanks!!

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    by Rhona Christie on 04/04/2013, 19:16
    Rhona Christie
  • Great recipe, it was easy to follow and tasted fantastic. My family and friends loved it! Will definately be adding this one to my “best recipes cook book”.

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    by IeVick Hall on 04/04/2013, 19:38
    IeVick Hall
  • My Mum cooked this first and then I did. Can’t work out who’s was the best but definately a family favourite!!

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    by Ocearn Johnson on 10/04/2013, 22:08
    Ocearn Johnson
  • This was awesome!!

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    by Dennis-Bowen ... on 20/04/2013, 14:18
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  • I made this beautiful dish. It was so easy and tasted fantastic! It was a definite winner at my dinner party, definitely had the wow factor

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    by Sharon Green on 29/04/2013, 09:09
    Sharon Green
    • Thanks Sharon, glad to hear your guests enjoyed!

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      by Deborah Hopley on 29/04/2013, 23:47
      Deborah Hopley
  • very refreshing

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    by sally hardy on 05/05/2013, 21:29
    sally hardy
  • Delicious combination and easy to prepare

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    by Keren Ames on 20/05/2013, 20:53
    Keren Ames
  • totally the most creative thought out recipe here :)

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    by Barry Barber on 20/05/2013, 22:10
    Barry Barber
  • A Beautiful fusion of fresh flavours made spectacular by the Mango Really liked this a lot

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    by Liz Robertson on 20/05/2013, 22:29
    Liz Robertson
  • How many stacks does this make?

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    by giorgia fj on 20/12/2014, 22:22
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