Cucumber prawn cocktail cups
Rustle up these cucumber prawn cocktail cups for a speedy starter. Ideal at Christmas time, they‘re served on lettuce leaves and topped with crispy shallots.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1shallot, sliced into thin rounds
- 1tbsp white wine vinegar
- 80ml mayonnaise
- 1tbsp sriracha
- 1tsp fish sauce
- 1tsp lemongrass paste
- ½cucumber, peeled, deseeded and finely chopped into cubes
- 300g prawns, defrosted and well drained (we used small prawns, but you can use whatever suits your budget)
- 2-3 Little Gem lettuces
- 50g crispy onions or shallots
Step 1Tip the shallots into a small bowl with the vinegar and a pinch each of sugar and salt. Scrunch together with your hands, set aside and leave to pickle while you continue.
Step 2Mix the mayonnaise, sriracha, fish sauce and lemongrass paste together. Will keep covered and chilled for up to three days. Add the cucumber and prawns, and mix to combine. Separate the lettuces into individual leaves and spoon a tablespoon of the prawn cocktail into each lettuce cup. Top with the pickled shallots and crispy onions. Serve immediately.