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Prawn cocktail with quails' eggs and Mary Rose sauce
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:696
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

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Prawn cocktail with quails' eggs and Mary Rose sauce


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Mise en place

  • Defrost and de-vein the prawns if necessary. Not all prawns need de-veining.


  1. Soft-boiled quails' eggs
  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil and remove from the heat
  3. Add the eggs and leave for 2.5 minutes
  4. Remove and plunge into cold water to prevent them cooking any more
  5. Prawns
  6. Boil or grill the prawns for a few minutes until they turn pink, allow to cool
  7. Avocado
  8. Remove the stone from the avocado and slice thinly
  9. Mary Rose sauce
  10. Mix the creme fraiche and mayonnaise together and add a little tomato ketchup just to colour the sauce
  11. Add a few drops Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, a splash of whiskey or brandy and season to taste with salt and pepper

Serving suggestions

Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley

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