Sea food

Prawn Cocktail

Prawn/shrimp cocktail is a kind of seafood dish with a tasty sauce. Usually you can find seafood sauce in your local supermarkets but it is easy to make it at home as well.



  • 300g prawns, shelled and cooked

  • 3tbsp tomato ketchup

  • 4tbsp mayonnaise

  • 1tsp Tabasco sauce

  • A squeeze of lemon juice

  • 1tsp white sugar

  • 9tbsp finely chopped lettuce

  • 3tsp finely chopped chives or green part of spring onions

  • Salt- pepper to taste

  • Pinch of paprika


To make the sauce, In a bowl with ketchup and mayonnaise, add lemon juice, sugar, Tabasco sauce, paprika and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together until you have a beautiful pink colour sauce. Stir in the prawn.


Chop herbs and divide between small bowls or glasses. Sprinkle the prawn mixture over the herbs. Garnish with chopped chives and paprika.



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