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Three lettuce cups filled with prawn cocktails, plus crackers

Prawn starter recipes

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Looking for an easy prawn starter to kick off your dinner? Use this versatile protein in dishes such as prawn toast, prawn cocktail and simple skewers.


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  • One serving of prawns in Longjing tea

    Prawns in Longjing tea

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Complement prawns with the sweet and slightly bitter flavour of Longjing tea to bring out their natural sweetness – serve with jasmine rice as part of a Chinese feast

  • Rainbow prawn cocktails served as canapés

    Rainbow prawn cocktails

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve this Asian-inspired twist on classic prawn cocktail as a starter or party canapés over the festive period

  • Sesame prawn toast served on a plate with soy sauce

    Sesame prawn toast

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    Use up leftover bread to make that classic Chinese starter – sesame prawn toast. Serve with soy or a sweet & sour sauce for dipping

  • Fiery prawn & pepper skewers served on salad

    Fiery prawn & pepper skewers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Fire up the barbecue and make these easy, tasty spicy prawn skewers with pickled cherry peppers. They're delicious when served with our saffron aïoli

  • Prawn cocktail squares

    Prawn cocktail squares

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • A selection of sesame chicken & prawn skewers

    Sesame chicken & prawn skewers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve these chicken and prawn canapés with drinks when you're entertaining. They're not only tasty but healthy and low-fat too

  • Classic prawn cocktail

    Classic prawn cocktail

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.25 ratings

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

  • Mediterranean prawn salad

    Mediterranean prawn salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    A simple, low-calorie main course salad with seafood, chilli dressing, fennel, rocket and red onion

  • Cajun-style prawn cocktail in three cocktail glasses

    Cajun-style prawn cocktail

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Spinach, avocado & prawn salad

    Spinach, avocado & prawn salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.12 ratings

    This is a classic salad with a refreshing Asian twist - perfect for a summer Sunday lunch

  • Smoked paprika prawn skewers

    Smoked paprika prawn skewers

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Healthy and packed with summer flavours, these paprika-spiked prawn skewers are based on pintxos - the Basque version of tapas

  • Mini prawn cocktails

    Mini prawn cocktails

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Asian prawn & quinoa salad

    Easy prawn & quinoa salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

  • Prawn cocktail cups

    Prawn cocktail cups

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

  • squid and prawn skewers on a barbecue

    Squid & prawn skewers

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make our sizzling seafood skewers on a barbecue and add your favourite marinade. We have ideas for three flavour-packed glazes

  • Bang bang prawn salad

    Bang bang prawn salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Ready in 20 minutes, this lovely salad can just as easily be made with chicken if you're not in a seafood mood

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