Tequila Prawns and Corn Salad

Don't down that shot of tequila just yet - mix it into the sauce for a shrimp salad that's finger lickin' good.

Tequila Prawns and Corn Salad
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December 2011

Don't down that shot of tequila just yet - mix it into the sauce for a shrimp salad that's finger lickin' good. Make and share this flavorful prawns and corn salad with tequila recipe in seven easy steps! 

Serves 4  Prep Time 20 minutes  Cooking Time 5 minutes

For the corn salad
4 cobs fresh corn, boiled 
      (you can also use canned corn)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 red bell peppers, diced finely
2 tomatoes blanched, peeled, seeded, 
      and diced finely
1 bundle cilantro, chopped coarsely, 
      divided (half reserved for prawns)
salt and freshly ground pepper

1 head romaine lettuce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped finely
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped finely
8 prawns peeled, deveined, with tails left on
salt and pepper
2 bird's eye chilies (siling labuyo), chopped finely 
2 shots tequila

 Make the corn salad: Slice corn kernels off the cob and into a bowl. Mix with mayonnaise, vinegar, and yogurt.

2  Add bell peppers, tomatoes, and half of the chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

3  Trim romaine lettuce, then cut lengthwise into quarters and rinse under flowing water. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

4  Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent and fragrant.

5  Season prawns with salt and pepper, then add to sauté pan with chilies. Sauté for 3 minutes over high heat until prawns are cooked.

6  Add remaining cilantro and pour in tequila to deglaze pan and flambé prawns. Set aside and keep warm. 

7  To assemble, divide romaine hearts among four plates and top with corn salad. Set two warm prawns over each salad and top with the remaining onion, garlic, and cilantro mixture.


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