We saw these beautiful live blue prawns at the wet market one early morning and had to pick them up! Blue prawns have a crisp, sweet and buttery taste. So we thought the best way to prepare them was simply poaching. Served with crusty bread, sweet butter and Jesse’s cocktail sauce.

Jesse’s Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup
4 teaspoons horseradish (we add more)
1 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/2 juice of a lemon
Splash of Worcestershire
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Generously salt the water. Add prawns and poach until their blue shells turn bright orange, about 4-5 minutes. Remove prawns from the poaching liquid and immediately immerse in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain on paper towel and serve.

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