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Prawn shots, Freshly Shucked Oysters and Espresso Martinis

Donna's Starter, Epsiode 2 Come Dine with Me Australia


  • Prawn Shots:

  • 6 Fresh Cooked Prawns

  • Home-made or store bought mayonnaise

  • 6 Lemon Wedges

  • 6 Grissini Sticks

  • Black sesame seeds for decoration

  • Freshly Shucked Oysters:

  • 6 freshly shucked oysters

  • Serve with lemon wedges and a teaspoon of salmon roe with each oyster

  • Espresso Martinis:

  • 30 ml (1 shot) of strong espresso coffee

  • 45 ml Vodka

  • 30 ml Kahlua Coffee Liqueur

  • 15 ml White Crème De Cacao

  • Coffee beans to garnish


  • Freshly Shucked Oysters::

  • 1.

    Remove the shell off the prawn, but leave the tail on for decorative purposes.

  • 2.

    Put a teaspoon of mayonnaise in the bottom of each shot glass, and place the prawn into the glass with the tail hanging out the top of the glass.

  • 3.

    Place a grissini stick in the glass and sprinkle the prawns with black sesame seeds for decoration.

  • 4.

    Place lemon wedges on the side for extra garnish.

  • Espresso Martinis::

  • 1.

    Fill a martini glass with ice to chill the glass.

  • 2.

    Pour the vodka and Kahlua, creme de cacao and espresso into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  • 3.

    Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


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Posted by DL71Report
Yes.. you are correct. I don't eat seafood, but that doesn't mean I cannot serve them to my guests. My entrée hasn't been included on the website, so these starters were just for the guests to nibble on arrival. I often serve them at my dinner parties even though I don't eat them. It's just nice to serve things that you know other people enjoy !