Seafood Salad with Avocado

Preparation info
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    as a one-dish light meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

Since we all travel sucha lot now, and food travels faster than any of us, it is not surprising to find Mexican guacamole in Southeast Asia, and a lot of Asians who now realize that avocado is good in savoury dishes too.


  • 225 ml/ 8 fl oz thick coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Put the coconut milk, lemon juice and salt in a shallow saucepan. Heat this until just boiling. Add the fish, prawns and squid, and poach them for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and allow the seafood to cook for 2 more minutes. Drain in a colander and leave to get cold.

Make the dressing: mix all the ingredients except the avocado in a glass bowl. Peel the avocado, remove t