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Prawn Cocktail Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Plate of prawn cocktails
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The quickest, and simplest starter dish is a Prawn Cocktail. With this Prawn Cocktail recipe you can see just how quick it is. If you don't have any creamed horseradish to hand, just add tomato ketchup for a tasty sauce.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups peeled, cooked prawns or shrimp
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp creamed horseradish sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 cups shredded Romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 4 large, cooked prawns, shelled with tail on


Serves 4

  • Place the prawns, mayonnaise, creamed horseradish and tomato ketchup into a mixing bowl. Stir to combine all the ingredients; make sure all the prawns or shrimp are coated in sauce .
  • Divide the shredded lettuce between 4 large wine glasses and top with the prawns and sauce.
  • Decorate with a wedge of lime and a large prawn on the edge of the glass and serve with small slices of buttered brown bread.
User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Easy, Peazy, Member Maryelley

Wow this is so easy and delicious. I really liked the horseradish it gave a good kick to what is sometimes a really bland sauce. Long live the prawn cocktail. Glad to see it back.

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