Prawn Cocktails in Kataifi Baskets

Cook time 1 Hour
Servings 6


100g kataifi, thawed
50g butter
1 ruby grapefruit, segmented and cut into small pieces
1 avocado, diced
12 cooked prawns, peeled
2 tbs. olive oil
Salt and pepper

Marie Rose Sauce
½ cup good quality mayonnaise
2 tbsp. tomato sauce
½ tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. brandy
4 drops of tabasco
Juice ½ lemon

Prawn Cocktails in Kataifi Baskets


Pre-heat oven to 200C.

Loosen the kataifi until the strands are separated and place in a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix with fingers until pastry is evenly coated. Divide pastry between a 6-hole non-stick muffin pan. Press pastry evenly against base and sides of each hole. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, checking halfway through that they are maintaining their shape. Once lightly golden, remove and allow to cool.

To make the sauce mix all the ingredients together.

In a bowl add the grapefruit and avocado. Season with salt and pepper and add the olive oil. Add the grapefruit mix in the base of each kataifi nest and add two prawns per nest. Drizzle with sauce to finish.