Asian Avo Ritz


Serves 4 as a starter


  • 2.5 ml freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic mashed
  • 2 small chilli
  • 15 ml fish sauce
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • Zest of lime
  • 15 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 10 ml palm sugar
  • 2.5 ml sesame oil


  • Mix all ingredients together well with a pestle and mortar or a food processor.
  • Adjust seasoning to suit your taste.


  • 16 large raw peeled and cleaned prawns with tail on (4 per person)
  • 15 ml finely chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 4 wooden skewers
  • Water for pan frying


  • Heat water with garlic and ginger in a shallow pan.
  • Pan fry the prawn tails until they turn pink, set aside.

Avocado mixture

  • 2 firm ripe avocados cut into cubes
  • 15 ml fresh coriander, chopped
  • 15 ml fresh mint, chopped
  • 10 basil leaves, finely shredded 250 ml fresh bean sprouts


  • Gently toss ingredients together in a glass bowl.
  • Pour the dfressing over the avocado mixture and toss gently.

Final preparation

  • Thread 4 prawns onto a skewer.
  • Divide avocado mix between four tower moulds and de-mould onto a white plate.
  • Rest the prawn skewer on top of the avocado and garnish with a sprig of fresh coriander.

Recipe by Jenny Morris, aka The Giggling Gourmet

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