It came quite handy at last! I created a mesmerizing Appetizer, Avocado filled with prawns, lettuce, cucumber and topped with a Citrus Saffron Cream Sauce. I was so excited and pleased with the dish that I had to share it with the world. I called it Avocado creux fourré, creux being French meaning hollow and fourré meaning filled.
Saffron doesn’t have much taste but is used mostly to colour a dish. Furthermore its classified as a “luxurious” spice, for Saffron has to be handpicked from Crocus flowers and is therefore the most expensive spice in the world. I absolutely enjoy Saffron the most with citrus fruits, which together used gives a dish a certain distinctive mellow aroma. The market rate for a small box full of Saffron strings in India is around 3-4 Euro. Surely, there will be different types of qualities, but honestly I am not a Saffron specialist or trader to know the difference.
I hope you will enjoy this little dish. I believe you could surprise guests well with some healthy Avocado filled with Prawns Veggies and topped with a Saffron Citrus Cream Sauce, a great Appetizer, the Avocado creuxfourré .
Avocado creux fourré - Serves 2
1 Avocado – cut in half, decored
1 1/2 handful small prawns/shrimps – cleaned (How to clean prawns)
1/4 of a medium Cucumber – cut into small cubes
1 Lettuce leave
1 Tbs Mayo
1 1/2 Tbs Cream
1 Tsp juice of Lemon
1/4 Orange – peeled and flesh kept aside
few Saffron strings