Monday, July 20, 2015

Chilled Prawns with Horseradish & Mustard

It's been a little hot around here,
Maybe a cold, easy appetizer or salad is in order this week?
This one is simple to make, and very tasty and yummy.
A bit zippy with the mustard and horseradish, but light and delicious too.

I made this for an appetizer, but we ended eating it on top of our green salads and served our steaks on the side.  My idea of a perfect summer dinner with friends on the patio.

I use the frozen, already cooked and peeled prawns from Costco.  It just makes it so easy.

Serves 6 for an appetizer, or 3-4 as a main dish on a salad

16 oz prawns, thawed and peeled (about 3 cups thawed)
1 Tbsp lemon
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp horseradish
1 Tbsp sour cream
1-2 Tbsp red onion, diced
2-3 Tbsp green onions, sliced

Whisk together the lemon, dijon mustard, olive oil, horseradish and sour cream.  Add the prawns, red onions and green onions.  Let chill until ready to serve, but best after marinating for another 1-4 hours.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Midori Sour Martini

Tangy, fresh, yummy.

That seems to be a nice way to welcome the end of the work week, doesn't it?

I mean, really?  How many times did you say "aren't you glad it's Friday?"
I did my part, my friends.  I said it to everyone with a big fat smile on my face.

It's going to be hot and beautiful this weekend.  Have fun and enjoy life.

Makes 1

1 oz Midori, melon liqueur
1 oz vodka, regular or lemon
1 oz Rose's Lime Juice
A splash of sparkling water, or 7-up

In an ice filled martini shaker (or you could serve on the rocks...) add the midori liqueur, the vodka and the rose's lime juice.  Shake, shake, shake.  Strain into a glass.  Have a sip... a little too sweet?  Add a splash of sparkling water.

Garnish with a Maraschino cherry & lime wedge, or wheel