Prawn Cocktail

Serves 4, 5-10 minutes preparation

A classic starter that definitely has a place in any menu when you have friends coming over for tea - it is so tasty and ridiculously easy to make.


  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp salad cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 Little Gem lettuces, shredded or ½ an iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 75g/2½oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 500g cooked prawns
  • 1 pinch paprika, for garnish


  1. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, tomato purée, Tabasco, salad cream and lemon juice until well combined.
  2. Mix the shredded Little Gem lettuce together with the cherry tomatoes. Divide the salad among four serving glasses or small serving bowls.
  3. Mix the prawns together with the sauce, reserving four prawns for garnish.
  4. To serve, spoon the prawn cocktail mixture over the salad in each glass/bowl. Garnish each glass/bowl by hooking a prawn over the rim.
  5. Sprinkle over a bit of paprika and serve immediately with buttered bread on the side.

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