Classic and traditional British Pub Grub! Cooked prawns (shrimps) served in a pint mug with a tangy garlic mayonnaise and a pint of Guinness of course - my idea of heaven! British pub grub is justly famous and this simple dish is also great when served at home. Serve these prawns for family gatherings, or St Patrick's Day, St George's Day, St David's Day, St Andrew's Day, Australia Day, football, superbowl, darts matches or ANY time you fancy simple, robust food with a pint of ale! I have suggested Guinness but you can serve these prawns with any real ale or your favourite brew. I have spiced the mayonnaise up a tad - if you are not a lover of spicy food, serve these prawns with classic mayonnaise.
- Divide the prawns between two glasses or pint mugs.
- Finely mince the garlic cloves. Halve and seed the chilli, then finely chop the chilli flesh. Mix the mayonnaise with the garlic and chilli, and divide between two small dishes.
- Serve the prawns with the garlic/chilli mayonnaise and lemon wedges for squeezing over the prawns, and a pint of Guinness or your favourite real ale.
- NB: The garlic & chilli mayonnaise also goes brilliantly with any grilled or barbecued fish or seafood. Try it with salmon steaks wrapped in vine leaves or uncooked prawns threaded onto skewers, cooked on the barbecue.
I guess everyday can be St. Guinness Day if I get to eat this! Being a TX girl, I love Gulf Coast shrimp. However, have always had shrimp with a red horseradish cocktail sauce. This was a delightful change of pace. I always boil my shrimp in water with cayenne and salt so they have a little zip on their own, so these paired nicely with the creamy mayo sauce. I used jarred Thai peppers, seeds and all. Really terrific simple meal. And of course, what doesn't go perfectly with Guinness? For photo tag.