Salad of Prawns and Courgettes

Preparation info
  • serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

  • About

This salad, devised by my brother Rory O’Connell, both looks and tastes stunning. The courgette (zucchini) flowers are of course edible.


  • 4 small courgettes (zucchini) with flowers (choose shiny, firm courgettes)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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Separate the flowers from the courgettes. Remove the stamens and the little thorns from the base of the flowers.

Plunge the courgettes into boiling salted water and poach until barely tender (about 4 minutes). Remove from the pot and allow to cool slightly: they will continue to cook. While still warm cut them into 7mm slices at an angle. Season immediately with sea salt and freshly gro