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Spicy Prawn Mango and Macadamia Salad – Neil Perry

Neil Perry delicious recipe for a Spicy Prawn, Mango, and Macadamia nut Salad

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This Neil Perry dish the Spicy Prawn Mango and Macadamia Salad is a great Christmas lunch alternative if you want to go light and fresh. Its not hard just a lot of chopping, buy the best ingredients you can find and it will sing …… It is delicious and you still get to go to the Fish Market at 3am Christmas Eve.

If you like you could use roast chook or duck instead of the prawns.

Ingredients – Serves 4

1kg large cooked tiger prawns

Or free-range chicken ( remove bones – skin optional and slice meat )

2 firm mangoes, peeled and cut into bite size chunks.

2 lebanese cucumbers, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal

10 cherrie tomatoes, quartered or halved

4 french shallots halved and thinly sliced

1 radicchio, sliced( or red witlof if you can get it)

1 handful of coriander leaves

1 small handful mint leaves

2green (spring) onions, sliced on the diagonal

100 ( 2/3) macadamia nuts roasted until lightly golden and sliced or roughly chopped.

Chilli Line Dressing

1 garlic clove, minced

1tps mild chilli flakes

1tbsp caster sugar

juice of 2 limes

100 ml extra virgin olive oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Prepare the dressing first

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. It should be sharp and hot with a nutty balance from the olive oil

For the Salad, put all the ingredients except the nuts, in a bowl, add the dressing and mix well. Divide the salad among 4 large plates, Then sprinkle with macadamia nuts, give a good grind of fresh pepper and drizzle over any remaining dressing from the mixing bowl.

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  1. This has been an absolute favourite of mine for years now. And of every single person who has had it with us.

    There is a great cousin – with salmon – based on pretty well the same ingredients.

    Are you going tout that one up as well ?

    Btw are magnificent summer festivities lunches !!!

  2. Thanks Lorrie. Was wondering what do to with prawns this Christmas. And the chicken alternative will do the mother nicely.

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