AT A GLANCE
Although this salad has several steps and stages, it's worth it: the wonderful textures and flavours make it a highlight of this menu. The dressing is a real gem which comes from a Southern recipe by Edna Lewis. It's super tangy and remains stable at room temperature.
|01||For boiled dressing, bring vinegar to the boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Meanwhile whisk yolks, sugar, mustard and flour in a bowl, slowly whisk in hot vinegar, then return mixture to pan and stir over medium heat until dressing thickens (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat, whisk in melted butter and cream, then season to taste and set aside.|
|02||Cut potato into julienne with a mandolin and place in a bowl of cold water to remove starch (30 minutes).|
|03||Heat vegetable oil in a large deep saucepan or deep-fryer to 180C, drain potato and pat dry with absorbent paper. Deep-fry potato until golden (5-6 minutes; be careful as hot oil will spit), remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a tray lined with absorbent paper. Scatter with coriander seeds, season to taste with sea salt and toss to combine.|
|04||Combine prawns, celery, cucumber, onion, radish and half the coriander in a serving bowl, toss to combine then drizzle with boiled dressing. Scatter with straw potatoes and remaining coriander and serve.|