King prawn salad

Gioconda Scott's simple salad combines freshly-cooked king prawns with salad vegetables to make a delicious dish
By Gioconda Scott
King prawn salad
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 500 g raw king prawns
  • 3 large, ripe, firm tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • black pepper

Method

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add the king prawns and cook until they turn pink and curl up.

2. Drain the king prawns, plunge at once into a large bowl of iced water and set aside to cool. Peel the cooled prawns.

3. Toss together the peeled prawns, tomato, green pepper and onion.

4. Dry-fry the cumin seeds in a small, heavy-based frying pan stirring often until slightly browned.

5. Sprinkle the dry-fried cumin seeds over the king prawn salad.

6. Mix together the olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

7. Toss the prawn salad with the olive oil dressing. Serve.

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