Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Avocado and prawns with wasabi mayonnaise on an asparagus boat

 If you’ve got a tube of wasabi in your fridge and don’t know what to do with it, try this.Mayonnaise and wasabi make a great combination. 

Ingredients (serves 4)
2 bunches of asparagus (about 22 sticks); cut off the hard bits
100g cooked and peeled prawns
1 avocado
1 cherry tomato (cut into ¼ ) to garnish
Salt for boiling the asparagus
4tbls mayonnaise
1tsp wasabi
1tbls lemon juice

1.       Boil plenty of water in a large saucepan with a pinch of salt and cook the asparagus until just cooked, drain and place on a plate (save 2 sticks for decoration)
2.       In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, wasabi, and lemon juice
3.       Put the cooked prawns and finely chopped avocado in a bowl and then stir well
4.       Put the cooked prawns and finely chopped avocado onto the asparagus and arrange the tomatoes and the asparagus for decoration on the top

Be careful not to cook the asparagus for too long or they’ll lose their flavour!