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Mango salad with crayfish recipe

Try this seafood recipe that includes mango, fresh cooked lobster, snow peas and a citrus herb dressing. This recipe is perfect for a Christmas Day salad. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 1 x 800g cooked crayfish
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 150g snow peas, topped and tailed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped


To prepare the crayfish, cut the flesh from the head and tail into bite-size pieces and carefully pull out the leg meat. Cut the mango flesh into chunks and toss in lemon juice. Steam the snow peas until just tender and still vivid green, refresh under cold water. Slice the snow peas into matchsticks (julienne). Arrange the snow peas on individual plates or glasses, top with lobster meat and mango. Combine all dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.


  • This is a great alternative to traditional seafood entrees and modern twists on the prawn cocktail!
  • You could serve this salad on a large platter to present in the centre of the table. However, you may need to supervise the serving so everyone gets some lobster!
  • Buy fresh lobster from a trusted fish monger. Be careful that you are not tricked into a 'freshly frozen' specimen.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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