Prawn & cucumber salad

Prawn & cucumber salad

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Prep: 10 mins

Easy

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:

  • kcal169
  • fat5g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt4.53g
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Ingredients

  • 20 large cooked prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 large cucumber
  • 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

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • handful roasted cashews or peanuts, crushed

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

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.

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Comments (6)

mpearsonmadrid's picture

This is a lovely and simple salad that I make frequently. Works perfectly well with shredded chicken too. Care needs to be taken as to the balance in the dressing and I go easy on the fish sauce. Essential to taste the dressing, maybe some varieties of fish sauce are more pungent than others but the sauce is essential.

tarazeisel's picture
5

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
1

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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