GRAPEFRUIT PRAWN APPETISER

Quite frankly this sounds a bit weird – even for the 70s.  It’s a strange combination of a prawn cocktail and grapefruit.  I used to make a grapefruit appetiser by halving a grapefruit, segmenting it, pouring in sweet sherry, sprinkling on brown sugar and then grilling the lot – it tasted quite good and was quick and easy to make.  It was also pretty cheap (a definite consideration back then).  I also used to make prawn cocktails, but only for very special dinners as they stretched the budget  quite a bit, but I never combined the two and I don’t think I’ll start now.

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TAPAS SELECTION

This selection of Tapas delicacies was published in the Herald Sun in about 2002.  Of course they are much more common now, but this selection are fairly simple to make and as the accompanying article says are ideal “taken with a glass of sherry, beer or wine”.

PRAWN OMELET

Was travelling through country NSW recently and after a long day of driving we decided to have a quick meal at a Chinese restaurant before an early night – big mistake. I wasn’t all that hungry and thought a prawn omelet would be ideal.  Not so, it was dreadful, unrecognizable frozen seafood and a heavy pancake thick ‘egg’ batter, really awful.  Nothing at all like this recipe which is full of fresh vegetables, prawns and 8 eggs – and I’m sure no dose of indigestion as I had after my Tamworth one.