Perfect Prawn Cocktail

Perfect Prawn Cocktail


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About this recipe: A delicious starter, which always goes down well at dinner parties. Prawns are tossed with a seasoned tomato sauce and topped with chopped avocado.

Sarah Zeigler

Makes: 6 

  • 900g prawns, peeled, deveined and cooked
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 80g finely chopped red onion
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 350ml tomato and clam juice, such as Clamato
  • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons horseradish
  • salt to taste
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr15min 

  1. Place the prawns in a large bowl. Stir garlic, red onion and coriander.
  2. Mix in tomato and clam juice, ketchup, lime juice, hot pepper sauce and horseradish.
  3. Season with salt. Gently stir in avocado. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.


Clamato can be purchased online.

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