Classic prawn cocktail

Classic prawn cocktail

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This classic retro starter packed with juicy prawns will never go out of fashion

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
292
protein
10g
carbs
8g
fat
25g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
8g
salt
2.23g

Ingredients

  • 400g cooked atlantic shell-on prawns
  • 4 Little Gem lettuces, washed and trimmed
  • 5 heaped tbsp mayonnaise
  • 5 tbsp tomato chutney
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp creamed horseradish
  • tiny splash Tabasco sauce
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • paprika, for dusting
  • 4 tsp snipped chives

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Method

  1. Peel all but 4 of the prawns (reserve these for the tops). Break the lettuces into individual leaves, then divide the leaves evenly between 4 small glass bowls.
  2. Sprinkle the prawns over the lettuce and season with black pepper.
  3. Mix the mayonnaise, tomato chutney, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and Tabasco together. Season to taste with lemon juice and salt and pepper, then spoon sparingly over the prawns. Dust the top with a little paprika and sprinkle with chives. Top with the remaining prawns and serve immediately. Delicious with brown bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2007

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h.a.livingstone@talk21.com's picture

This sauce was amazing. We used a sundried tomato chutney (probably a little bit less than the recipe called for), and the flavour was excellent. Raves from everyone!

zoeross's picture
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The tomato chutney made the sauce extremely sweet, and we weren't too keen on it - won't make again.

rapata80's picture
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Makea the perfect starter just how a prawn cocktail should be! Delicious and easy to make!

lizag1982's picture
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Great recipe - sauce was amazing, way better than any pre-bought ones. Added a little extra tobasco for more of a kick - family loved it for Xmas day starters!

innes02's picture

This was a great tasting dish. I made it as a starter for Xmas lunch. Everyone thought the flavours were fresh and intense. Much better than shop bought and so easy to make.

sutty's picture
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The sauce was amazing! So easy and everyone loved it

goodwinsimon's picture
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Sauce is very weird, not a fan

amalie's picture

This is a brilliant recipe I made it and I can never cook but this came out perfect. It came out darker than normal just because of the tomato chutney type I used I guess but it didn't make any deference to the taste, delicious.

amyduffin's picture
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This is so easy to make, and looks and tastes great. Play about with the sauce flavour before serving, and you will get lots of compliments :)

tigerfood's picture
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Just made this exact to recipt and served it, and every person commented on how tasty the sauce was I am very pleased.
Thank You

utbw123's picture
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I made up a jar and hour or so before our dinner party then just mixed with the prawns before serving. Lovely..

sh3ll8y's picture

Very easy to make, i used fantail prawns and they were gorgeous the sauce is lovely will not make any other way again amazing.

pixieloveheart's picture
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I use this sauce all the time now when I make prawn cocktail and it never fails to impress. It's definitely worth using this instead of shop-bought thousand island. I mix the sauce with prawns, then spoon the mixture into halve and stoned avocados and serve with brown bread!

anna22's picture

Fantastic. Anyone can make the sauce- have as a starter and then use the sauce in chicken burgers

alfielewis's picture
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nice sauce and great advice about the prawn varieties

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