Garlic prawns with five spiced pears and black truffle mayonnaise
12 Prawns, raw and shelled
2 Tbsp oil
½ Clove garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp butter
¼ Cup mayonaise
1 Tsp black truffle oil
½ Tsp Chinese five spice powder
100g Mixed lettuce leaves
Peel the pear and cut in half removing the stalk and seeds.
Cut the pear into even 1cm dice
Heat a pan till hot, add 1 tbsp of oil and then add the diced pear and five spice powder and cook over a moderate heat, moving the pear around so it cooks evenly with the aid of a wooden spoon. Let the pear turn a golden colour
Cut through a piece to see if it is cooked all the way through, or just try it!
When the pear is cooked remove from the pan and place in a container in the fridge till required
Heat a pan on the stove until hot, add 1 tbsp oil then both the prawns and garlic
Keep the prawns moving around the pan to ensure they cook evenly
When the prawns start to go slightly pink they are getting close to being cooked. Add 1 tbsp butter.
When the prawns are cooked take off the stove and place in a clean container
Mix the salad leaves with the vinaigrette and a pinch of salt
Arrange the salad evenly between four plates
Place three prawns on top of each plate of salad
Sprinkle some of the pear over and around the salad
Mix the mayonnaise and Truffle oil together and place a spoon on the middle of each plate