Prawn Cocktail


Prawn cocktail is a classic starter dish that is perfect for any occasion. This dish is simple to make and can be easily tailored to your own taste. Whether you like your prawns spicy or mild, this dish is sure to please.


– 1 lb (450g) cooked prawns
– 1/2 cup (120ml) mayonnaise
– 1/2 cup (120ml) tomato ketchup
– 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
– 1 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire sauce
– 1/4 tsp (1.25ml) Tabasco sauce
– 1/4 cup (60ml) chopped celery
– 1/4 cup (60ml) chopped green onions


1. In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce.
2. Add prawns, celery, and green onions, and mix until evenly coated.
3. Serve chilled.


This dish is light and refreshing, with a perfect balance of flavours. The prawns are cooked to perfection and the sauce is just the right amount of tangy.

Potential Changes & Improvements

– For a spicier dish, add more Tabasco sauce to the sauce mixture.
– For a creamier dish, add more mayonnaise to the sauce mixture.
– For a more substantial dish, serve with bread or crackers.

What Other Food It Works Well With

This dish goes well with any type of bread or cracker. It also pairs well with a crisp white wine.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake is to overcook the prawns. This will result in a rubbery texture that is not pleasant to eat. Another common mistake is to use too much sauce, which can make the dish too heavy and overpower the delicate flavour of the prawns.

Nutritional Information

– Calories: 400
– Fat: 28g
– Saturated Fat: 4g
– Cholesterol: 285mg
– Sodium: 1490mg
– Carbohydrates: 9g
– Fiber: 1g
– Sugar: 5g
– Protein: 28g


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