A Classic Prawn Cocktail Recipe


Prawn Cocktail’s success firmly depends on the quality of the prawns you choose. It’s so easy to make at home.

Serves 4


450g fresh peeled prawns, cooked

For the Marie-Rose Sauce
1 tablespoon shallot or onion, very finely chopped
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

To garnish
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Ground paprika

Iceberg or cos lettuce to serve


1. Mix the sauce ingredients together gently, adding more mayonnaise or tomato puree/ketchup or lemon juice to taste. Toss with the prawns. Serve in lettuce cups and garnish with parsley and a light dusting of paprika.

– If you use defrosted watery prawns with no flavour then no amount of Marie-Rose Sauce can cover that up. Buy the prawns from a fish shop, they can be frozen as long as they are of good quality to start with.

– Add a splash of Tabasco or hot sauce if you like the sauce to be spicy.

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