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Prawn Cocktail


Really tasty and light, not sweet like when used with commercial sauce!

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  • 500 g Large Prawns
  • Tiger Prawns (Garnish)
  • Lemon or Cucumber Slices (As a garnish
  • cut slice from centre to one edge
  • twist open edges in opposite directions).
  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Double Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Tomato Ketchup
  • Dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Iceberg Lettuce (Shredded


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Blend 4 Tbls Mayonnaise with 2 Tbls Double Cream.

Add 2 Tsps Tomato Sauce & a dash of Worcestershire Sauce (I use double this quantity for a large bag of prawns).

Rinse the Prawns & fold 2/3 into the mixture with 1 Tsp of Lemon Juice. (This mixture can be done in advance a few hours earlier, and helps the flavouring of the sauce. The lettuce can also be shredded in advance to save time, cover both & leave in the fridge).

Just prior to serving, place the shredded lettuce into the individual dishes, add the prawn mixture, top with the remaining 1/3 Prawns (this way you get a varied taste rather than all the prawns coated in the sauce).

Top the dish with either a twisted slice of lemon or cucumber (or both together for more colour), hang three large Tiger Prawns around the outside of the dish.

I serve this mostly as a starter for the Christmas meal, we tend not to have breakfast so we can enjoy the meal.

I serve a large prawn cocktail which we have about an hour before the main meal one, it stops hungry pre-dinner nibbling and two, it gives you time to digest ready for the main meal.

This also gets the family festivities going as you can sit around the table with a glass of wine and chat at a leisurely pace while the next course cooks itself.

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