Pan-Seared King Prawn Salad with Mango-Lime Dressing

My mouth is watering just typing out the name of this fabulous summer salad. A truly delicious recipe:

Pan-Seared Shrimp Salad with Mango-Lime Dressing


  • 24 medium fresh or frozen king prawns
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prawn cocktail sauce (3 parts mayonnaise to 1 part ketchup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lazy garlic
  • 1 medium mango, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut up
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 400 g bag of mixed salad
  • 1 cup pecan halves and/or chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion


1. Thaw prawns, if frozen. Peel and devein if necessary. Place a large resealable plastic bag in a shallow dish. For marinade, combine olive oil, lemon juice, cocktail sauce, and garlic in plastic bag, then add prawns. Seal; turn bag to coat prawns. Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2. For the dressing, blend mango, honey, water, lime juice, vinegar, and poppy seeds. Cover; blend or process until smooth. Divide greens among 4 serving plates. Top with pecans and onion rings.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer prawns and marinade to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until prawns are opaque. Spoon over greens. Drizzle with dressing.

Serves 4- 518 calories per serving

For more summer salad recipes, take a look at the BHG website


My name is Caroline Sutton and I'm a wife and mother of 3 children, passionate about food, keeping me and my family healthy, gorgeous interiors and shopping! I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and continue to be interested in the science behind diet and drugs. I also have a Diploma and City and Guilds in Interior Design and for the last 17 years have run a property company which develops, redevelops and manages rental properties: Sunlight Properties Ltd.

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