Prawn cocktail recipes

Prawn cocktail recipes

17 Recipes

Go retro with a prawn cocktail. This classic 70s dish has stood the test of time and makes a crowd-pleasing starter at Christmas or at a dinner party. 

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Try a lighter, modern version of this ever-popular retro starter

35 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A modern, lighter version of the retro starter, prawn cocktail

10 mins
Easy
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An entertaining favourite with light and fresh flavours - make it a feature of a retro dinner

33 mins
Easy
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Try this main meal twist on a seventies classic

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

25 mins
Easy
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A lighter version of the classic prawn cocktail, treat yourself to this satisfying yet low-fat lunch

15 mins
Easy
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Banish the glassware and serve your prawn cocktails in one stylish, bite-size go

20 mins
Easy
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This light, spicy Mexican-style starter is great for kick-starting your tastebuds

1 hr
Easy
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Bypass bread croutons and a heavy cream dressing and instead serve up a crispy, fruity salad with shellfish

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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These retro starters can be made an hour in advance and handed round with drinks before dinner

20 mins
Easy
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Take the ingredients of the classic cocktail - Tabasco, pepper, tomato and vodka - and use to flavour sizzling shellfish

20 mins
Easy
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Give the classic prawn cocktail a twist by pairing crayfish tails with tangy horseradish and creamy avocado in this delicious dinner party starter

15 mins
Easy
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King prawns and crabmeat pair beautifully in this Spanish seafood starter, with a zesty mayonnaise dressing

20 mins
Easy
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Swap prawn and iceberg lettuce for crabmeat, crunchy raw fennel and avocado, topped with classic Marie Rose sauce

20 mins
More effort
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Serve seafood on a sharing platter and let everyone build their own little prawn cocktail bites for a perfect dinner party starter or canapé

30 mins
Easy
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A fresh take on a classic seafood and marie rose starter, this version has sweet petit pois and crunchy radish

20 mins
Easy
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Try this elaborate looking cocktail which will add a touch of class to your dinner party

22 mins
More effort
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