Saturday, 1 August 2015

Prawn salad with mango chutney dressing

Our summer resolution of eating more salads continues. To make it more fun, I try various ingredients and flavours. I love seafood, in all its variety (I confess that I even enjoy the crab sticks which are of course just a processed biomass flavoured to resemble seafood. This is a major food crime, and I don't buy them often nowadays, but crab sticks take me back to my Uni days of cheap food and jolly dinners).

Seafood makes an excellent ingredient in all kinds of salads, hot or cold. In this salad I used crumbed prawns from Whitby Seafoods. They are already crumbed, and just need baking in the oven.

Prawn salad (serves 2)
1 pack of Whitby Seafoods Prawns in Garlic & Ginger
mixed salad leaves with fennel tops
1 medium potato, cooked and cubed
1/3 big cucumber, peeled and sliced
a handful of baby tomatoes, halved
2 heaped tbsp of Geeta's mango chutney
2tbsp lemon juice
3tbsp olive oil

Cook a quartered potato in boiling salted water until done. Bake the crumbed prawns in the oven for 14 minutes. Assemble the salad - first the mixed salad leaves with fennel tops, then cubed potato, sliced cucumber and halved tomatoes. For the dressing mix Geeta's mango chutney with 2tbsp of lemon juice and 3tbsp of olive oil. Spoon the dressing over the warm prawns and serve the salad.

Whitby Seafoods Prawns in Garlic & Ginger are whole, South-East Asian prawns coated in crisp, golden crumbs. One pack of 215g makes two portions, or three if you add the other ingredients to a dish like a salad. You need to oven bake them for about 14 minutes at 200C. These juicy prawns, coated in crispy crumbs, will be also lovely with an Asian-style dip made with the soy sauce and grated ginger.

I have used Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney in the dressing, but you can use any other good quality sweet mango chutney. I have already talked about this delicious chutney on my blog (see my post Getting Creative with Geeta's Premium Mango Chutney). It has a perfect balance of sweetness and spiciness. You can find Geeta's Premium mango chutney in the latest Degustabox delivery (as well as in all major supermarkets).

Disclosure: I received a voucher to cover the cost of Whitby's Seafoods prawns for the purposes of testing and reviewing. Geeta's mango chutney is part of a Degustabox monthly food box, which I also received for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.


  1. Oh my this looks amazing!! :) - I love fresh seafood, any kind, but have a little weakness for the crab sticks too haha, I'm not sure why, just for a little snack :D

    meimei xx

    1. Thank you! That will be our secret then, lol

  2. This looks delicious, I love mango chutney!

    1. Thank you Serena! This mango chutney is lush

  3. That looks really tasty, yum

  4. This sounds really tasty. I've never thought of using breadcrumbed food in a salad, but it looks and sounds very good