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Delicious salad with avocado, grapefruit & shrimps


I am into food, cooking and reading the latest cookery books. I devour them… reading before I go to bed together with a mug of hot horlicks or herbal tea.. depending on how much I had to eat during the day…
During my short holiday in the Lake District in England, I always treat myself to 1 or 2 English cookery books… and this time my choice was Sopie Dahl’s latest book: Miss Dahl’s voluptous delights, and in it this lovely recipe of Prawn/shrimp, avocado, grapefruit, watercress & pecan salad ….
Ofcourse I made it yesterday evening… kids eating left over pasta with a deliscious home made chicken and mushroom sauce…
I plunged into this beautiful delight.. totally surprising my tastebuds!!!! The dressing is gorgeous and limey! and hot with the chili and fresh herbs
Extremely healthy, easy & quick to make… which is very important for me on certain days..
Either go out and buy the book itself or order it on Amazon (it’s a great read anyway about Sophie’s own life and adventures as a plus size model in New York and London. Her stories very comforting and funny.
The recipe goes as follow:
serves 2
350gr cooked, shelled prawns or pinky shrimps ( I used pinky shrimps)
1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
1 grapefruit (I got a red one as the others were sold out, and tasted deliscious)
peel and segment…best is with the skin off
1 bunch of watercress
50 gr. Pecans ( I forgot them)
For the dressing:
juice of 3 limes
a big handful of chopped fresh coriander
a small handful of chopped mint
1 green chili, deseeded and chopped ( I did not use this)
1 teaspoon of sugar or honey
half a teaspoon of fish sauce
Make a large pretty plate with the watercress, shrimps/prawns, avocado and grapfruit.
Put all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar ( I use an empty jamjar) and give everything a good shake…
Toast pecans in a hot oven or a pan without oil and which is stick free… for a few minutes.
Pour the dressing on the salad and top with the pecans…
& Tuck in…. with a glass of cold white wine to your liking.
Tip: if you do not like pecans or chili… just leave them out.. tastes just as wonderful…
Love, Carolyn
ps: photo will follow.. I had finished it before I thought of taking a picture!


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1 Comment

  1. sunshine says:

    Oh I am SO going to try making this over the weekend. It looks amazing!!


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