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.
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.