A fail-safe. Who doesn’t love the classics? A perfect little appetiser at any time of the year. Choose the freshest prawns you can find. Presenting this in a little jar or glass makes for a real head turning opener at any stand up function. Match it with the Waipara Hills Marlborough Cuvee and you’ve got a sure knock out for your next shindig. Enjoy
12 cooked, peeled and de-veined prawns, where possible from a sustainable source
8 Cherry tomatoes, cut in ¼’s
½ an ice berg lettuce, washed and cut into fine shred (chiffonnade)
Juice of 1 lemon
For the Marie Rose sauce
½ cup best quality whole egg mayonnaise
1 tbsp Tomato sauce
2 tsp Brandy
Tabasco and lemon juice to taste
For the sauce
Mix the tomato sauce, brandy, lemon juice and Tabasco into the mayonnaise. Taste
Peel and dice the avocado. Mash with the juice of 1 lemon until smooth, season with salt and white pepper. Place a small amount of avocado puree in the base of a serving glass. Top with some lettuce, the cherry tomatoes and then the prawns. Cover the prawns with a spoon of Marie Rose sauce and serve with extra lemon.
Waipara Hills Marlborough Cuvee
Coming to us from New Zealand’s idyllic South Island setting of North Canterbury is a sparkling version of what some may call Australia’s favourite wine…the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Here now is a Sauvignon Blanc with bubbles. You will be familiar with what’s in the bottle if it is Sav Blanc you fancy, and it certainly won’t disappoint, especially when matched the correct food.
For further info on Waipara Hills visit them on the world wide web www.waiparahills.co.nz