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    Prawn, Mint And Scallop Salad

    This is the world's easiest yet most impressive salad. Use fresh herbs - the way we prepare the carrots in this dish is just a simple little trick which has a really pretty effect. Often, to create an interesting dish you do not have to spend lots of money on exotic ingredients – it is really more about how you handle and treat them. The dressing has extra virgin olive oil in it, which is certainly not Chinese, but the olive oils available are so high in quality now, they can be successfully blended with soy sauces and Asian flavours.

    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4 (or 6 as part of a banquet)


    • Dressing
    • 60ml Extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbsp Malt vinegar
    • 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
    • 2 tsp Brown sugar
    • 1 Small carrot, peeled
    • 1 Medium cucumber, peeled
    • 30 Tiger prawns, cooked and peeled
    • 150g Iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
    • 1 Celery stick, finely sliced on the diagonal
    • 8 Salad onions, julienned
    • 10g Mint leaves, roughly torn
    • 2 tbsp Olive oil
    • 12 Fresh scallops


    1. Using a vegetable peeler, finely slice the carrot lengthways into ribbons. This results in pretty, curled-up strips. Cut the cucumber in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds using a spoon. Place it flat-side down on a chopping board and finely slice on the diagonal.
    2. Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and stir them to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the prawns, carrot and cucumber with the lettuce, celery, salad onions and mint.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a pan until hot and sear the scallops until golden brown and tender (about 2 minutes each side). Place the scallops in the bowl with the prawn mixture. Pour over the dressing and toss well.

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    Drinks recommendation

    The Corker recommends: New Zealand's zingy whites are great salad wines in general.


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