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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pretend Prawn Cocktails (i.e. celery cocktails!)




Prawn cocktail is something I remember from the 80's when I was living in London, but I don't eat prawns, of course :-). But I eat celery, and when you cut celery stalks they have that 'c' shape a little like prawns.




I also remember very well from working in a coffee shop in Oxford St where we made lots of prawn cocktails that the sauce was a simple mixture of mayonnaise and tomato ketchup! So I mixed my celery with that.




I remember the cocktails in glasses, on slices of bread, or even in melons (yuk, not for me) but I think avocado works well here: just cut, remove the stone and sprinkle with lemon juice. And then fill with the celery mixture and top with freshly ground black pepper. This is so basic that I wasn't even sure if it was worth publishing, and yet sometimes the most simple things are the ones that some readers appreciate, especially when they are so quick, easy, and don't even require cooking. What do you think?





Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


23 comments:

  1. Penso che e' una genialata!!!
    E me la faccio stasera dato che ho tutto in casa ;-)

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  2. penso che te lo copio!!! con la maionese vegan, ma te lo copio spudoratissimamente ^_^

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  3. Benissimo ragazze, sono contenta, e poi e' vero, sono ingredienti che si hanno spesso a casa :-)

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  4. Che buona!! Da provare assolutamente :-) Buona domenica!

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  5. What a great idea, will remember this one. Diane

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  6. mi piace molto questa versione seconda decade del 2000 azni il sedano ha un sapore più accentualo del gamnbero, grazie dei commenti e delle osservazioni sempre molto intelligenti

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    1. Il sedano ha anche meno calorie :-). Grazie a te Gunther!

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  7. che bella idea Alessandra, te la copio anche io! Buona settimana...

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  8. Ricetta geniale e foto bellissima! Sei sempre originale :)

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  9. Grande Ale!! Ecco come fare il cocktail di gamberi a un'amica vegetariana....ma anche no!! Perché sicuramente piacerà a tutti!! Ciao,,,

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  10. I love it and i will definitely try out your recipes, thanks a lot

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  11. Davvero bella come idea, da sfruttare anche se si hanno vegetariani a cena ;) baci

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  12. Le ricette last minute sono meravigliose! Mi piace l'accostamento gamberi e avocado, anche gamberi e melone (amo il dolce della frutta con il salato) ma questa sarà una ottima alternativa per quando arriverà il caldo estivo, fresca, veloce e molto saporita. GRAZIE!

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    1. Veloce e' velocissimo, per davvero :-)

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  13. ma che bella catena di ricordi....è una bellissima idea...davvero particolare! un bacione

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  14. Ciao bella! I love your blog! Thanks so much for visiting me I'm following you back and will come follow you on Pinterest, etc. Piacere!

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  15. I think this is a totally fun idea! Sounds really tasty, and crunchy, and rich with the avocado as a base. I agree, any kind of cocktail sauce w/ melon = yuck. I bet a dash of prepared horseradish wouldn't go astray, either.

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    1. Wasabi would go well too, or umeboshi mayo :-)

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  16. That's very cute…what about adding a little grated carrot for a little extra prawny colour?

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  17. Cool Ale, I could do these!

    XX
    Jo

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  18. Yes you could Jo :-)! Let me know!

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