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Prawn and crab timbale with avocado salsa recipe

Hazel aimed to impress with an elegant crab starter on Come Dine With Me East Cheshire

Serves 5

Ingredients

  • 16 raw peeled king prawns
  • ¼ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 450g white crab meat, excess water squeezed out
  • 2-3 tbsp good-quality mayonnaise


For the salsa

  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch coriander (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Chilli oil, to garnish

Method

  1. Mix the prawns, five spice, oil, honey, chilli sauce, lemon juice and shallots in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight to marinate.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. Spread the prawn mixture on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes. Cool completely then chop finely.

  3. Mix the prawns with the crab meat and mayonnaise and a squeeze of lime. Mix all the salsa ingredients together and serve with the timbales.

  4. Arrange the mixture in layers in a cooking ring. Carefully remove the ring, drizzle with chilli oil and garnish with lime.


Please note this recipe is the contestant's own and has not been tested professionally. Like the Come Dine With Me contestants, you could be creating a culinary delight or dining disaster, so switch on your ovens and be bold.

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