Monday, September 24, 2007

Seared Prawn Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

My husband has been working late lately so we celebrated a day ealier with home cooked dinner and on the actual day he had this and this.

This dish was one of the four dishes, excluding soup, I prepared for my husband for the birthday dinner.


  • 6 medium Prawns, shelled and deveined
  • 2 Lettuce Leaves, or your preferred greens (I had rocket leaves too)
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes, whole or sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil or Olive Oil


  • 1 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
  • a dash of pepper

Orange Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Apple Cider
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon or Lime Juice
  • a pinch of salt and sugar each

How to do it:

  1. Arrange lettuce in bowl and set aside.
  2. Marinate prawns briefly.
  3. Saute with sesame seed oil or olive oil if you preferred, till just cooked.
  4. Let the prawns cooled before putting in the bowl.
  5. Add tomatoes.
  6. Mix vinaigrette well and drizzle over salad.
  7. Serve.


  • Do not refrigerate cooked prawns as it will turn hard.
  • You can prepare all the green and refrigerate it. Only cook the prawns when you are really to eat or serve.
  • You can add any other greens you like, eg, bell pepper, cucumber, celery.

  • Click HERE for printer-friendly version of an original recipe.


  1. looks great! I am drooling ;)~~~

  2. Wiffy,
    Thanks! Try it if you like it! ;)

  3. Hi,

    I tried Orange Vinaigrette, too bad I don't have prawn, I ate with salad, very refreshing. I love it.

    I don't have Apple Cider and use cider vinegar instead hehe.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe =)

  4. Linda,
    Glad you like it. I like it too with just the greens. :)

    You're welcome!

  5. Forgot to tell you that my husband loves it too =) He doesn't like salad dressing or balsamic, but he loves the orange vinaigrette. I will try with pink grapefruit next time.

  6. Linda,
    He does?! Glad to hear that. Oooo pink grapefruit is great too!!