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Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail

Brought to you by: Ocado
    6 serving

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Serves: 6

This Christmas, keep it classy with a classic prawn cocktail as the starter for your festive feast. Delicate pink prawns, dollops of Marie Rose sauce and shredded iceberg lettuce with the quintessential lemon wedge balanced on the edge of a Martini glass – it’s retro and it’s undeniably delicious.
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  • 75g mayonnaise
  • 35g tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tsp dry sherry
  • ½ lemon, juiced, plus the other half cut into wedges, to serve
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, thinly shredded
  • 1½ tbsp chives, chopped
  • 3 salad onions, thinly sliced
  • 400g cooked king prawns, shelled, plus 6 prawns kept aside, to serve
  • ½ tsp sweet smoked paprika, to serve


Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayo, ketchup, Tabasco and sherry.

Step 2

Season the sauce to taste with the lemon juice and a pinch of salt and coarse ground black pepper.

Step 3

Divide the shredded lettuce between 6 martini or wide-rimmed wine glasses.

Step 4

Sprinkle over the chopped chives and salad onions, then top with the prawns and a generous dollop of the marie rose sauce.

Step 5

Dust each portion with paprika and top each glass with the reserved 6 prawns. Place a lemon wedge on the side of each glass and serve immediately.

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