Recipe for Caviare and Prawns

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This is Mrs Beeton’s recipe for caviar and prawns. I used it as another of the dishes which is served to guests during the parts of the novel set in the Victorian period.


1 ounce of caviare
24 small prawns
1 small lemon
Half a shallot
Brown bread


Prepare thin slices of bread and butter
Cover with lemon
Add shallot and drops of lemon juice to caviare
Season with cayenne and stir
Pile caviar mix on bread
Poke hole in lemon and fill hole with capers
Arrange 4 small prawns on bread and top with the lemon slice

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