Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

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Prep: 30 mins No cook


Serves 8
Serve seafood on a sharing platter and let everyone build their own little prawn cocktail bites for a perfect dinner party starter or canapé

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal162
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.3g


    For the marie rose sauce

    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • juice and zest 1 lemon



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

    • pinch of cayenne

    For the tomato salsa

    • 4 tomatoes, deseeded and finely diced



      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • 1 small red onion, finely diced
    • 1½ tbsp Tabasco

    To serve

    • 3 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated
    • 300g cooked and peeled prawns (we used a mixture of king prawns and small North Atlantic prawns)



      There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

    • 200g white crabmeat
    • ½ bunch chives, snipped
    • lemon wedges, to serve (optional)



      Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


    1. Mix together all the ingredients for the Marie Rose sauce and set aside in the fridge. Do the same with the tomato salsa ingredients. These can be chilled for up to 24 hrs.

    2. Arrange the lettuce leaves, prawns, crab and chives in separate bowls. Put everything on the table with a pile of lemon wedges.

    3. At the table, add some prawns and crab to the lettuce leaves, spoon over some tomato salsa and Marie Rose sauce, and scatter over a few chives. Squeeze over a little lemon juice, if you like.

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    25th Feb, 2019
    This recipe is easy to follow but there is an ERROR in the tomato salsa where is calls for 1 1/2 tablespoons of Tabasco!! If you used this much you probably would burn your mouth quite badly! A little shake of Tabasco is ample. Other than that, a tasty health dish.
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