Precious jade cocktail

Precious jade cocktail

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
6

Fascinating presentation makes this seafood cocktail the highlight of the meal. Offer a choice of 2 interesting sauces.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 cucumbers
375g prawns, cooked
250g scallops
60ml dry white wine
60ml water
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons oil
fresh dill, parsley or watercress, to garnish

Fresh tomato sauce

Quantity Ingredient
2 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
190ml cream, lightly whipped
2 tablespoons horseradish, grated
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Curried mayonnaise

Quantity Ingredient
250g * mayonnaise [rid:4557]
2 spring onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chutney
2 teaspoons curry powder
freshly ground black pepper
1 egg white
salt

Method

  1. Lightly peel cucumbers, leaving a little pale green, then, with a swivel-bladed potato peeler, shave off thin ribbons of flesh. Drop them into iced water, which will make them curl into pretty shapes. Shell prawns, leaving tails intact, and de-vein.
  2. Remove any brown parts from scallops, keeping coral. Poach scallops for 2 minutes in wine and water seasoned with a little salt and pepper. Drain.
  3. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper and pour over scallops, turning to coat them with this dressing. Drain cucumber and arrange in middle of 6 individual serving plates. Arrange prawns on one side and scallops on the other. Garnish with dill, parsley or watercress.
  4. To make fresh tomato sauce, fold tomatoes into cream, with horseradish, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. To make curried mayonnaise, mix mayonnaise with spring onions, chutney, curry powder, salt and pepper. Beat egg white until it forms soft peaks, and fold in. Pass sauces separately, so each guest may choose which they prefer.
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