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Prawn cocktail recipes

Prawn cocktail recipes

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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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  • Four spiced prawn cocktail subs with a small bowl of prawns alongside

    Spiced prawn cocktail subs

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    Forget boring sandwiches at a picnic – pack these prawn cocktail subs instead. If you're travelling, assemble them when you get there so they're super-fresh (see tip below)

  • Prawn cocktail salad

    Prawn cocktail salad

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    Try this main meal twist on a seventies classic

  • Cajun-style prawn cocktail in three cocktail glasses

    Cajun-style prawn cocktail

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    Breathe new life into prawn cocktail, a classic Christmas cocktail. With the addition of some Cajun spices, it's a flavour-packed modern twist

  • Classic prawn cocktail

    Classic prawn cocktail

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

  • Open prawn cocktail sandwich

    Open prawn cocktail sandwich

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

  • Prawn cocktail squares

    Prawn cocktail squares

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

  • Prawn & scallop 'coctel'

    Prawn & scallop 'coctel'

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

  • Prawn, pomegranate & grapefruit salad

    Prawn, pomegranate & grapefruit salad

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

  • Prawn cocktail cups

    Prawn cocktail cups

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    These retro starters can be made an hour in advance and handed round with drinks before dinner

  • Bloody mary pepper prawns

    Bloody mary pepper prawns

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    Take the ingredients of the classic cocktail – Tabasco, pepper, tomato and vodka – and use to flavour sizzling shellfish

  • Crayfish cocktail with horseradish cream

    Crayfish cocktail with horseradish cream

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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

  • Cantabrian prawn cocktail

    Cantabrian prawn cocktail

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

  • Crab cocktail

    Crab cocktail

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

  • Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

    Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

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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

  • Mini prawn cocktails

    Mini prawn cocktails

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

  • Prawn & fennel cocktail

    Prawn & fennel cocktail

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

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