Prawn & scallop 'coctel'

Prawn & scallop 'coctel'

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This light, spicy Mexican-style starter is great for kick-starting your tastebuds

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
253
protein
28g
carbs
14g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
13g
salt
2.76g

Ingredients

  • 350ml tomato juice
  • 50ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • juice 1 lime
  • ½ tbsp grenadine
  • 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce and a very healthy shake of Tabasco
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 140g scallops
  • ½ avocado
  • 100g cooked prawns
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tequila (100% blue agave)
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • crackers and buttered bread, to serve

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Method

  1. In a jug, mix together the tomato, orange and lime juice with the grenadine, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, ½ tsp salt and pepper. Check the seasoning – you are looking for a nice balance of fire to pep you up, saltiness to season the rest of the ingredients you’ll be adding, a refreshing citrus kick from the orange and lime, and enough sweetness from the grenadine to balance the rest of the flavours. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  2. Cut the cucumber in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a small spoon. Finely dice the flesh into 4-5mm cubes. Dice the scallops and avocado into similar sizes and mix everything into the chilled tomato juice along with the prawns and chopped spring onions. Serve in small glasses, drizzled with the Tequila, scattered with coriander, with crackers or buttered bread on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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mel22draper's picture
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Very unusual! Substituted vodka for the tequila and added some wasabi paste. This gave it a bit of a bloody mary edge. I don't use greadine so added a teaspoon of white sugar. I used large stemmed wine glasses to serve it.

michaelasimpson's picture
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Made this for a dinner party and it was a massive success. I made it slightly in advance and just poured into the glasses before serving. Absolutely delicious!

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