Prawn Cocktail Starter

Prawn Cocktail Starter


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The classic prawn cocktail garnished with a tangy tomato sauce, paprika and lemon wedges. A favourite at parties.



  • 200g shelled prawns
  • 1 crisp lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sauce
  • 100g mayonaise
  • 20g tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Garnish
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 whole prawns
  • 1 teaspoon paprike

Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Cut up the lettuce into small pieces and place in bowls or on small plates.
  2. Season the shelled prawns with salt and pepper and place on the bed of lettuce.
  3. Drizzle two tablespoons of lemon juice over the prawns and lettuce.
  4. Mix together the mayonnaise, the tomato sauce, the Worcestershire sauce and the rest of the lemon juice. Add more tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce to taste.
  5. Pour the sauce over the prawns.
  6. Cut the lemon into 4 segments and use to garnish the dish.
  7. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika to finish.

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Reviews (3)


This is an old classic recipe that I often had in my fav., restaurant 40 years ago. Will be making this for starters Xmas day lunch. Thanks. - 12 Dec 2014


I added a little avocado to this and it was very delicious! - 16 Dec 2014


Thanks for providing this classic recipe, David. I have a nostalgic desire for this as our Christmas lunch starter ! I intend using Martini glasses and will post a photo. - 09 Dec 2013

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