Mexican prawn cocktail

    45 min

    Also known as Cocktel de Camaron. This dish is the perfect starter or appetiser. It's light, full of flavour and totally moreish. Serve at your next dinner party or get-together.

    34 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 225g cooked prawns
    • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons orange-flavoured fizzy soft drink
    • 175ml ketchup
    • 1/2 (240g) packet Doriano Italian crackers

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Chop the prawns into smaller pieces and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the avocado and coriander. In a separate bowl, stir together the orange soft drink and ketchup until the foaming stops. Pour over the prawn mixture and toss to coat. It should be soupy. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to blend the flavours before serving with the crackers.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (17)


    My husband is from Veracruz Mexico, and has been making this for years. We all love it, and I am glad to see it here. He uses all the ingedients listed, plus adds clamato juice and fine chopped onion. Great Recipe!!! Thank you for listing it!!  -  31 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I use clamato instead orange flavored drink. I also dice tomatoes,jalepenos,onions and add it to the mixture. It taste really good.  -  08 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is delicious and was loved by all both times that i served it. The 2nd time I used 1/3 C. ketchup, 1/3 C. chili sauce, and 1/3 C. orange soda for the sauce and added a little finely chopped onion and a couple extra shrimp - EVEN BETTER!  -  18 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)