Avocado Prawn Cocktail

Nov/Dec 2008


  • 1 lb large raw prawns – buy them peeled and de-veined
  • Salt & pepper
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 3 large avocados
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ½ c. whipping cream
  • 5 T. olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded lettuce


Season prawns with salt and pepper and fry in hot oil just until they turn pink and curl. Set aside. Peel and de-stone the avocados and mash the flesh with the scallions, garlic, salt, cream and olive oil. Whisk together to form a velvety purée. Season to taste. Place shredded lettuce in the bottoms of 4 cocktail dishes, mound avocado on top and garnish with shrimp. Refrigerate until serving. Serves 4.