Spicy prawn cocktail recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20mins
  • 201 calories / serving
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We love the humble prawn cocktail - it's fun, retro and the perfect start to any dinner party. In the Nolan household it's a treat saved for Christmas Day, but frankly it's perfect whatever the season. We've added some spice to give our take on this dinner party classic a bit of kick...

First, make your sauce. In a small bowl combine the salad cream, ketchup and the juice of two limes and mix well. Add the finely chopped chilli (remove the seeds if you want to make it milder) and mix again. Set aside.

Divide the shredded lettuce and watercress evenly between four large wine glasses. Add a layer of prawns in each being sure to reserve 4 for decoration, then a large dollop of the sauce. Scatter in the chopped avocado and mango, being sure to divide it evenly between the glasses.

Finish with another layer of the shredded lettuce and watercress and top with another dollop of the sauce before garnishing with the reserve prawns and a lime wedge for each glass. Enjoy!

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How to Cook in High Heels, by Sasha Parker and Korin Nolan, published by Absolute Press. Whether you want to create a fabulous family favourite or a girls dinner party to remember, then How to Cook in High Heels takes care of it all.

  • Ingredients

  • 1 lettuce, finely shredded 
  • a large handful of watercress, shredded 
  • 260g king prawns, cooked and shelled
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and roughly chopped
  • For the sauce

  • 4tbsp salad cream or mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp tomato ketchup
  • juice of 3 limes 
  • 1 medium red chilli, finely chopped
  • Energy 835kj 201kcal 10%
  • Fat 12g 17%
  • Saturates 3g 13%
  • Sugars 9g 10%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.1g Protein 13.3g Fibre 4.1g


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