Oceans Salad

Oceans Salad

A couple of weeks ago I was watching food series on YouTube when I suddenly happened to watch this delicious dressing that Gordon Ramsay made. Dressing is what takes a salad to a whole new level. Initially I was hesitant to try as the dressing had fish sauce in it, and I was skeptical on how fish sauce would go in a salad dressing. Weird as much it may sound, I was super curious to try the flavors, and thought to post this recipe only after I try and if it is a success! Oh boy! Was the dressing yum, I could not accept the fact that the dressing would turn out so yum.

Summer is all about less cooking and more nutritious food to keep our body healthy and hydrated. This Salad is high in protein and low in carbs, which is super great if you are on KETO too! In my oceans Salad I have used prawns as my protein you may swap with any protein like fish, Crab meat, squid etc. For that mallu in me, I love frying prawns Kerala Style, flavors are always the best. So I combined a naadan touch to this very Thai inspired dressing that uses fish sauce and red chili paste. 

Even though I like to call this salad oceans salad, as the hidden ingredient consists of fish sauce, I like to use any leftover roasted  chicken shreds for the salad, works just fine! The zing that pops in from the lemon juice and / lemon zest brings in so much freshness and flavor, and it amazes me how such a simple salad can be prepared in no time and bring out such yum flavors.

Salad is my best friend when it comes to lazy cooking on a summer day, it is healthy, nutritious and delicious. I love how happy it makes me when I have salad, as it's light and refreshes! Perfect for a late lunch or a simple dinner. I have used deseeded cucumbers, Lettuce and purple Cabbage for that pop of color. You may use any green, leafy vegetables that fancies you.
Without further a do, let's make some salad!

Ingredients :

  • 150 gms prawns (cleaned and deveined) 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder 
  • Salt, as required 
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
  • Few Romaine Lettuce, chopped 
  • 2 Cucumbers (deseeded and chopped) 
  • 1 cup purple Cabbage 


  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 - 2 tsp Red Chilli sauce
  • 4 tbsp thick yogurt 
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon squeeze 
  • Salt, if required 

Instructions :

  1. In a fry pan, pour coconut oil and fry the prawns marinated in Turmeric, chilli powder, garlic paste and salt. 
  2. In a Mason jar, add all the ingredients under dressing and close with a lid and shake well. 
  3. In a large salad bowl, add in your chopped veggies, fried prawns and add your dressing and mix well and enjoy! 
  4. Alternatively, you may plate anyhow you like it. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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