Prawn cocktail recipes

    A classic prawn cocktail is sure to impress your guests, but why not try a recipe for spicy prawn cocktail, prawn avocado coktail or prawn ceviche. We have these recipes and lots more to choose from!

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    55 reviews

    This is not your normal prawn cocktail! This recipe calls for lots of fresh coriander, cucumber, spring onions and chilli which gives the classic a Mexican flavour boost. It's a great colourful starter for a summer dinner party.

    Recipe by: Rey Garza

    1 review

    This is a simple recipe for a seafood sauce. It can also be used as the basis for a prawn cocktail. If you need to make it in advance, store the sauce in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.

    Recipe by: Lauren

    1 review

    A classic recipe in our house! This usually features as our Christmas starter. I like to serve it in a glass bowl.

    Recipe by: Mrs. Mary Hunt

    5 reviews

    Classic prawn cocktail with a Marie Rose sauce.

    Recipe by: David

    1 review

    This refreshing melon and prawn starter is perfect on a warm summer evening as an accompaniment to an outdoor meal or as a light lunch. Serve the melon and prawn mixture as you would a prawn cocktail, with lettuce and a slice of lemon.

    Recipe by: MollyDawson

    No reviews

    The traditional Christmas prawn cocktail with a twist – perfect for Christmas Day.

    Recipe by: nataliedunbar

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    Celebrate the Jubilee in style, simple, classic, with a smoky twist, and it's only 291 calories per portion.

    Recipe by: BritishLeafySaladsAssociation

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    A fantastic take on prawn cocktail that will impress everyone yet it's so easy to make.

    Recipe by: nadia

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    The classic prawn cocktail with a twist. Lettuce cups are filled with seasoned chopped lettuce, then topped with prawns in a saffron-infused mayonnaise. Enjoy as an appetiser or starter.

    Recipe by: Katch22

    309 reviews

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

    Recipe by: Sarah Zeigler

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