This makes not only a good savoury but also a most appetising filling for sandwiches.


A pint of prawns, 1 lemon, salad oil, a few chili peppers (the " bird " peppers are the best for this), salt.


Shell the prawns and pound them in the mortar with the peppers, and work in the oil and lemon juice gradually with a wooden spoon, as in making mayonnaise. Season with a little salt and spread out on rounds of toasted bread.