Cucumber and prawn salad
This is a lovely, fresh and simple dish that you could serve as a starter or as part of a buffet. Those small ridge or baby cucumbers are perfect for this as you can just slice them all the way through without trimming them.
1 large cucumber or 4-6 small ones
150-200g peeled weight of good-quality prawns
For the dressing
1tbsp chardonnay vinegar or good wine vinegar
2tbsp olive oil
2tbsp vegetable or corn oil
The juice of 1 lemon
2tbsp chopped dill
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
If you are using small cucumbers then make sure you slice them as thinly as possible lengthways on a mandolin or alternatively with a very sharp knife. If you are using large cucumbers then cut them in half and then again in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and slice the flesh.
Mix all of the ingredients together for the dressing and season. Mix the dressing with the cucumbers and leave to stand for 10 minutes, then toss the prawns in and serve.
Life & Style blogs
Surgeon backs 'good death' plans - and reveals his own
NHS hit by stealth cuts of £2bn as tariffs received for medical procedures are reduced
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter
Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 4 The most powerful passports in the world
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
iJobs Food & Drink
£35 - 45k: Guru Careers: An MI Developer is needed to join the leading provide...
£20000 - £22500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leisure organisation manag...
£25000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Delivering an inspiring, engagi...
£17500 - £20500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are looking for a great te...