This simple South African appetizer can be an elegant starter on any menu. Presentation is everything and I have enjoyed it as a first course at many dinner parties!
2 Tins of canned tuna (click on link below to read more about the processing of tuna)
1 Tin Fruit Cocktail (keep the juice)
8 oz cleaned and cooked salad shrimp
1 spring onion (scallion), chopped (keep greens separate)
Lettuce leaves (one per person)
4 TBS Mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste
Line elegant cocktail glasses or dishes with lettuce leaves.
Mix the mayonnaise with salt and pepper and enough juice – the consistency should be runny yet still thick.
Fold in the fruit cocktail, chopped spring onion whites and half the greens, tuna and shrimp into the mayonnaise dressing.
Place a generous helping on each lettuce leaf and sprinkle the remaining spring onion greens on top together with a dash of cayenne pepper.
Or “decorate” it the way you like it.