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Prawn Cocktail

Sharmistha Cheema
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Prawn Cocktail RECIPE

In the 19th century it is said that this dish was invented due to a ban on alcoholic drinks during the 1920's prohibition era in the US.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • American
  • Chilling
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 200 gms de shelled and cooked prawns
  2. 2-3 tbspn Mayonnaise
  3. 1-2 tbspn Tomato Ketchup
  4. A dash of Tobasco Sauce
  5. 1/2-1 tspn Worcestershire sauce
  6. Juice of 1 lemon
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. Lettuce
  9. Green onions and pink peppercorns for garnish


  1. Cook the prawns in the microwave with little water and strain.
  2. Take a bowl and mix all the sauces.
  3. Add the prawns and mix gently
  4. Adjust the seasonings
  5. Now take Chilled cocktail glasses and place shredded lettuce at the bottom.
  6. Put a generous scoop of the prawn mix in the glass on the lettuce
  7. Garnish with some green onions and pink peppercorns

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