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Prawn and Mango Skewers

As we are still feeling pretty summery this weekend I thought an easy refreshing canapé might be called for. This one takes just 10 minutes to make and can be made hours ahead and stored in the fridge. It is based on a prawn and mango salad, so if you don’t need a canape right now, make up the salad, it is delicious. Add some cooked and cooled noodles and perhaps some strips of red pepper or carrot or mange tout, in fact add any salad ingredient you have to hand. Drizzle over the dressing and finally add a sprinkle of chopped coriander. Whether you choose the canapé or salad, they are quick to prepare, make ahead, healthy and (minus the noodles) gluten free ....sorted.


12 cooked tiger prawns

Quarter of a small ridge cucumber, peeled and deseeded

Small just ripe mango, peeled

Cayenne pepper - optional

For the dressing:

1 tbsp lime juice

0.5 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp soy sauce

0.25 tsp runny honey or sugar


Mix the dressing ingredients in a small jam jar.

Cut the cucumber and mango into even sized cubes.

Thread one of piece of cucumber and one piece of mango onto bamboo skewers with a prawn in the middle.

Chill until ready to serve, then drizzle some dressing over and sprinkle with cayenne if using.

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