Prawn & cucumber salad

Prawn & cucumber salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

With its Asian flavours, this cooling Thai-inspired salad really does the trick when you want a light, quick starter. By John Torode

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
169
protein
26g
carbs
7g
fat
5g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
5g
salt
4.53g

Ingredients

  • 20 large cooked prawns
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • small bunch coriander
  • 1 large red chilli, halved, deseeded and cut into large pieces
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • handful roasted cashews or peanuts, crushed

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Method

  1. Cut each prawn in half lengthways, removing the vein that runs down the back. Using a vegetable peeler, strip the cucumber of all its skin and discard, then continue to peel away long strips of the cucumber flesh until you reach the seeds. Chop the coriander and mix with the cucumber strips and prawns.
  2. Make the dressing in a pestle and mortar by pounding together the chilli and sugar into a paste. Add the fish sauce and lime juice to the paste, and stir well. Pour over the salad just before serving, with the nuts sprinkled on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2006

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tarazeisel's picture
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Really love this simple recipe, I have been making it for a coupe of years now and everyone I have made it for has loved it!

tarazeisel's picture
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Really love this simple recipe, I have been making it for a coupe of years now and everyone I have made it for has loved it!

cupofpinktea's picture

This was a brilliant starter, lovely fresh and summery. Very easy to make too, looked lovely and was very well received!

eleanormayo's picture
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We all really enjoyed this, but I would say that there was probably a bit too much liquid in the dressing.

beverleyc's picture
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Urgh! The dressing smelt a bit sus when I made it, and it wasn't any better with the prawns and cucumber. Really don't bother!

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