Grapefruit and Shrimp Cocktail

Preparation time: 10 mins.
Main utensil: sharp knife

For 1 person you will need:
1/2 grapefruit
1/2 cup cooked shrimp

low calorie dressing:
1 sugar substitute tablet or few drops liquid sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoon mustard
good pinch salt
shake pepper
1 tablespoon corn oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Approximate calories:
Fresh grapefruit contains approximately 50 calories per half. Shrimp contains approximately 27 for 1/2 cup (unpeeled). Salad dressing contains 60 calories.

1. Peel grapefruit, remove segments, discarding seeds and skin and put into a bowl.

2. Add peeled shrimp, leaving 1 unpeeled for garnish.

3. Mix the sugar substitute with the seasonings, then blend in the oil and lemon juice.

4. Mix the fruit and fish, then put into a glass bowl and garnish with the whole unpeeled shrimp.

TO SERVE: As first course of a meal.

TO VARY: Use other shellfish; put on a bed of shredded lettuce

NOTE: Hors d’oeuvre to choose are fresh grapefruit or melon without sugar, tomato or unsweetened fruit juices, thin consommé, plain vegetable hors d’oeuvre, shellfish (without mayonnaise). Hors d’oeuvre to avoid are rich thick soups, mixed hors d’oeuvre containing oily dressings, pâté, foods in rich sauces, foods in mayonnaise, pasta and rice dishes.

© Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

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