Three lettuce cups filled with prawn cocktails, plus crackers

Prawn starter recipes

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

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

45 mins
Easy
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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

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

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
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Make this cured salmon and prawn dish as a classy starter for a dinner party. It takes a few days of prep, but it’s well worth it for the flavour that you get

40 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
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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

35 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

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

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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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
20 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

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

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
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