Prawn Cocktail recipe
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Prawn Cocktail

Depending on where you live, our recipe for how to make Prawn or Shrimp Cocktails. An old favourite brought back that serves as an impressive start to any meal.

Prawn Cocktail


Special Equipment

Decorative Martini Glass

Cocktail Sauce

Prawn Cocktail

  • 250g of cooked Prawns
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 Whole Lettuce leaves
  • Slices of lemon to decorate
  • Chopped Parsley to decorate


Prepare Prawns

Step 1

Shell the prawns reserving 2 of them for the decoration. Cut the rest of the prawns in 1 to 2 cm pieces.

Step 2

Slice the tomato. Take ½ an avocado and finely slice it length way. Shred 2 of the Lettuce leaves.

Prepare salad
Prepare Mayonnaise

Step 3

Prepare the Cocktail sauce. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the Tomato sauce, the Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of Tabasco. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly. The sauce should have a thick and creamy consistency.

Step 4

Add the Prawns to the cocktail sauce. Mix until all of the Prawns have a light covering of sauce.

Next, lay one whole salad leaf in the base of the Martini glass. Add the shredded salad, the avocado and the tomato slices; arrange them so as to create a well in the centre. Add half of the prawns. Repeat the same step for the other glass.

Finished Prawn Cocktail

Just before serving, add a Prawn and a slice of lemon in each glass. To finish, sprinkle the Prawns with a little chopped parsley.

Total preperation time:
Serves: 2

Tip: For a special twist, make your own home made Mayonnaise. Instructions on how to do this can be found on our How to make Mayonnaise page.

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