Adelaide Prawns

Serves 6

We first had prawns served this way at a birthday dinner in Adelaide. I loved the look of it and have adopted it as my favourite 'prawn cocktail'- very simple to prepare and very stylish.

  • 24 medium cooked, shelled prawns
  • Lemon or lime wedges, to serve
  • 1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped lemon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill

To make the dressing, mix all ingredients together and spoon into 6 shot glasses. Place shot glasses on serving plates and pile four prawns on top of each other, wrapped around the shot glass. Place a lemon or lime wedge on each plate.

Notes:

  • For a more traditional dressing mix the mayonnaise with 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  • A small salad of avocado slices and baby salad leaves bulks up the entrée and adds some greenery.
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