Prawn starters

    Love prawns? Need inspiration for a dinner party or a special meal? From the classic prawn cocktail to Thai prawn salads, we've plenty of prawn recipes that'll get your meal off to a great start.

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    7 reviews

    A delicious spicy king prawn dish bursting with flavour. High in protein and packed with chilli to boost your metabolism. Best served with white/brown rice or noodles.

    Recipe by: melgoddard

    19 reviews

    This is a Greek recipe for prawn saganaki which is great as a starter or meze. It is a delicious dish that I'd only tried in restaurants, but when I tried to make it at home I found that I can make it just as well. Serve with nice crusty bread to mop up all the gorgeous sauce.


    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

    24 reviews

    This traditional prawn dish made with fresh coconut is typical to the coastal areas of Karwar in Karnataka state, India.

    Recipe by: keertikumar

    30 reviews

    I love dumplings and have come up with this recipe using all of my favourite ingredients. The dumplings consist of pork, prawns, watercress, water chestnuts, and are absolutely delicious! Great for a party.

    Recipe by: Vivian Lee

    78 reviews

    I have been working with various stuffing for filo parcels. This is by far the best I have come up with. This makes a delicious Christmas starter!

    Recipe by: MattyGit

    61 reviews

    Once they have been put together you can either fry them or steam them; both ways are delicious.

    Recipe by: Donna

    25 reviews

    King prawns and juicy scallops are cooked in a light white wine, fresh ginger, leek and butter sauce. A lovely dish for two. Serve with rice or with crusty bread.


    27 reviews

    I love these, they're really addictive and healthy!

    Recipe by: ItalianGirlCristina

    494 reviews

    This crunchy appetiser is absolutely divine. Prawns are coated in desiccated coconut and baked to perfection. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.

    Recipe by: girlbob

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