For 4 people you need

4 oz. prawns - weight when skinned - see point 1


4 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 -1 tablespoon tomato puree or ketchup 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce* 2 tablespoons thick cream seasoning lettuce this can be increased up to 1 tablespoon if wished for  a more piquant flavour or use few drops chilli sauce or soy sauce .

  • If using frozen prawns, defrost at room temperature - to hasten the process the packet could be put into COLD water for a while - do not put in hot water otherwise the fish will be tough. If using fresh prawns, put them for 1 minute in hot water and the skins come away quickly and easily - leave a few with heads etc. on for garnish.
  • Blend all the ingredients together for the dressing, except lettuce.
  • Toss the prawns in this.
  • Shred the lettuce very finely, for it has to be eaten with a spoon.

TO SERVE : Put the lettuce into the glasses, top with the prawns and garnish with prawns. Serve with brown bread and butter and lemon.