Prawn cocktail cups
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 8
- 4-6 Little Gem lettuce hearts
- 350-400g/12-14oz cooked, peeled prawns
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- mustard and cress, to serve
For the marie rose sauce
- 100g mayonnaise
- 25g tomato ketchup
- Tabasco sauce
- STEP 1
To make the Marie Rose sauce, blend the mayonnaise with the ketchup and a couple of shakes of Tabasco in a bowl. Trim the bases of the lettuce hearts, discard the outer leaves and separate the leaves – they need to be about 10cm long and you want about 24 in total. Reserve the tiny hearts for another salad.
- STEP 2
Wash the prawns and pat dry between double layers of kitchen paper. Toss in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and a little seasoning.
- STEP 3
Lay the leaves out on serving plates, cup-side up. Drop several prawns into each. Dollop ½ tsp sauce on top, then scatter over some mustard and cress. These can be prepared 1 hr in advance, in which case cover with cling film and set aside in a cool place.