Griddled prawn cocktail with horseradish cream

Griddled prawn cocktail with horseradish cream

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time6 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the prawns

625g large prawns, about 20, deveined, peeled
1 lemon, zested, juiced
1 tsp coarse salt
35g butter, melted
4 large leaves cos lettuce
2 tbsps chopped parsley, for garnish

For the horseradish dipping sauce

100g prepared horseradish
1/2 tsp salt
125ml single cream
50g plain breadcrumbs, 3 handfuls
1 tsp cayenne pepper sauce or 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
250ml sour cream
Prawns:
1) Preheat a griddle pan over medium-high heat.

2) Loosen shells of prawns and butterfly them, cutting down the devein line of the back of each prawn. Toss prawns with 1 teaspoon coarse salt.

3) Combine melted butter with lemon juice and zest. Using a pastry brush, cover prawns with lemon butter.

4) Griddle prawns for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until pink and firm.

5) Arrange 5 griddled prawns down the centre of one leaf of cos lettuce.

Serve prawns with seafood forks alongside dipping sauce.

Horseradish dipping sauce:
1) In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, horseradish, cream and salt. Let the cream soak into the breadcrumbs for about 2 minutes.

2) Loosen the breadcrumbs with a fork. Stir in cayenne sauce or cayenne and combine with sour cream. Spoon equal amounts of sauce into ramekins on individual plates or a dip bowl in the centre of one large platter.

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