This group is a brain child of Wendy ,  our host of the month, if you wish to join this group, kindly send her an email with your blog url at ( and she will gladly add you to the group.  The theme of the month is appetizers or first courses that include fish and/or seafood.

I have made party appetizers, try them and your guest will enjoy them.  We enjoyed these, could not stop at one, so make more in case , your guest ask for another one.


12 Mini Vol-au-vents Shells - used ready shells

For the Prawn Marination

24 Prawns - cleaned and de-veined
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
1 Teaspoon Lime juice

For the Tornado Sauce

100 ml Single Cream
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
1/2 tsp Chilly flakes
5 Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon White Pepper powder
A pinch of salt
1/2 Teaspoon Tobassco sauce
2 Cubes Cream Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Sauce

Cheese slices or grated cheese as required


Marinate the prawns with the given ingredients and keep it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes, saute the prawns in a pan till it turns  pink.  Keep aside.

In the meantime let's make the sauce
In a pan heat oil, fry onions in till brown.  add garlic fry again,  add spices and sauces fry again add cream mixed in water (diluted) stir continuously add, cheese and little water to make it saucy. Bring it to a just boil, add mustard paste stir take off flame.

To Assemble

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, turning both the elements on ( i.e. grill rod too).

Take each shell and core it with a spoon carefully so that you do not break right into the bottom ( this is to give  a little depth). 

Like wise prepare all the shells.

Arrange them in a lined tray, place a prawn at the bottom.

Pour the sauce  

Again place a prawn on top.

Cut the cheese slice to fit the shell, garnish with a red capsicum piece and place it in  the oven till the cheese melts say about 10  minutes or so.

Take them off and serve as appetizers to your guest ...enjoy.

My Notes: 
I have used cheese slices since it look neat when serving to your guest, can use grated cheese too.
Can serve this sauce with chips or pitta bread or chicken roulade.

Labels :  Appetizer, Fish, Fish Friday, Jams & Sauces, Starters, Tornado Sauce, International Cuisine, Puff Pastry

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. I could eat that entire bowl of tornado sauce. Wonderful. P~

  2. I haven't had vol au vents in years! Interesting sauce too.

  3. These are soooo cute! I've never come across those vol a vents shells, but now I want to find them!

  4. Layer upon layer of heaven! I'm in!!!

  5. The Dane in me came out when I saw these. I have to make some for our next Tapas Night. I love the Tornado Sauce. Just hope I have my new stove by then. Great recipe.

  6. I am always quite happy to eat little bite-sized appies like these.

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