Mexican seafood cocktail in a small dish

Mexican seafood cocktail

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Prep: 25 mins


Serves 4

Make this classic starter from Mexico’s Pacific coast. Prawns and scallops are used here, but any seafood or fish will work well

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal171
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.9g


  • 300g cooked prawns
  • 200g raw scallops (you can cook them, if preferred)
  • 20g tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce (add more if you like)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 50ml tomato juice
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 50ml orange juice
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced



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  • a few coriander sprigs, chopped

to serve

  • coriander cress, or micro coriander (optional)
  • corn tortillas or crackers


  1. Peel all the prawns and chop the raw scallops. Mix the ketchup, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, lime juice and orange juice in a mixing bowl. Season, adding more Tabasco if you prefer it spicy. Fold in the seafood and some cubes of avocado, being careful to mix it in gently so it doesn’t go mushy.

  2. Spoon into bowls or glasses and add some chopped coriander. Serve with some coriander cress on top, if using, and corn tortillas or crackers for scooping.

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