Creating Tasty Foods
I have loads of fun creating new dishes, some not so successful but occasionally I hit the jackpot, and with this sea food salad, it was pay dirt. The combination of the ingredients created a taste that I (may be biased) consider to be the best tasting salad I’ve ever made.
It’s not one you will find in a restaurant, probably to time consuming or too many ingredients, but if you want taste you have to do this one for your next lot of luncheon guests.
Here are the ingredients to serve six guests: Pre-prep time 10 minutes. Main prep time 20 minutes.
Pre prep; 4 hard-boiled eggs
Thaw 250g prawns
Fry bacon until crispy and let cool
One cob of sweetcorn cooked and let cool
If possible use a large oval platter. You will need:
1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper (Australia and New Zealand Capsicum) – finely chopped.
1/2 Red Bell Pepper – finely chopped
1/2 Red Onion – finely chopped
1 tin sardines in oil
50g grated cheese
2 carrots grated
1 fancy lettuce
1 cup of chopped cucumber
250g frozen prawns
1 avocado chopped
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 large tomato – chopped
4 slices of streaky bacon (break in pieces )
4 eggs cut in thin slices
1 cob of sweetcorn (remove kernels)
six mushrooms (sliced)
10 cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1/2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp water
Mix the oyster and sweet chilli sauce with the balsamic vinegar and water (mix well)
Tear up a third the of the fancy lettuce, spread over platter, place the sliced mushroom over the lettuce, place slices of tomato over mushrooms and sprinkle 1/2 the oyster sauce mix over the dish.
Tear up a second third of lettuce and place over tomatoes, place chopped cucumber over lettuce and half of grated carrot.
Place balance of lettuce over carrot followed by yellow and red bell peppers plus onion. Sprinkle grated cheese over onion and drizzle 1/2 tbsp of oyster mix over the top.
Place slices of avocado evenly over plate, place sliced egg over avocado. Break up and spread sardines over the platter and same with streaky bacon and sweet corn.
Mix the prawns in the mayonnaise and dot over salad. Squeeze the orange over the salad, sprinkle the chia seeds over the prawns and lastly place a cup full of grated carrot over the top and sides. Place a few cherry tomatoes and hey presto you have a grand salad to feast on.
Leave a comment with your favorite sea food salad or any type of salad.