Recipe Crevettes, Avocado, Charred Chillies & Grapes with ‘Marie Rose’ Sauce.

Discussion in 'Fish and Seafood' started by morning glory, 4 Apr 2019.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Super simple to make and pretty on the plate, this is a bit of a take on that old favourite, prawn cocktail. Cook the crevettes in their shells for the best flavour (I pan fried them). If you can’t find crevettes you could substitute smaller sized prawns*. For a more classic Marie Rose, substitute mayonnaise for the yoghurt in the dressing, in which case, omit the olive oil.


    Ingredients (serves 2)
    • 10 crevettes, shelled and allowed to cool
    • 1 avocado, sliced
    • 10 grapes (5 black and 5 green), halved
    • 2 medium hot chillies such as jalapinos
    • 4 tbsp plain greek style yoghurt
    • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
    • A dash of Tabasco
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • Paprika (unsmoked) or Cayenne pepper to sprinkle
    • Coriander leaves to serve
    • Make the dressing by mixing together the yoghurt, tomato ketchup, olive oil and Tabasco.
    • Char the chillies under a hot grill (broiler) or use a culinary blow torch. Allow to cool, de-seed and cut into rings.
    • Arrange crevettes, avocado, grapes and chillies on a plate, garnish with coriander leaves and dust with cayenne or paprika.
    • Serve with the dressing.


    *In the UK the term 'crevettes' refers to very large prawns. Sometimes they are called king prawns but in general, crevettes are larger than king prawns and like Spanish gambas.
    Last edited: 5 Apr 2019
  2. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Never heard of crevettes, king prawns are easy to get here, I love cocktail sauce so I will do something like this, but not as fancy. I love tiger prawns and strawberry prawns.

  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I think crevettes will be the same as your king prawns - its just a fancy name for king prawns which are particularly large - we are talking about 5 inches long with head and shell on. I've never heard of strawberry prawns...
    rascal likes this.

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