Simple Cocktail Prawn Recipe
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This is prawn cocktail with a difference, and that is using Salad Cream, a UK dressing, instead of mayonnaise, and also adding pink peppercorns and lemon juice. Prawns are juicy and taste served this way.
Recipe type: Starter
Cuisine: English
Serves: 6
  • 3 heads Little Gem lettuce (baby romaine)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 200g (7 oz) Salad Cream (or mayo or ranch dressing)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 450g (1 lb) small prawns, peeled and cooked
  • Few drops Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed (or paprika instead)
  1. Make sure the prawns are well drained.
  2. Combine the ketchup, Salad Cream or dressing, Tabasco and lemon juice.
  3. Tip in the prawns and mix to coat them in this sauce.
  4. Shred the lettuce finely and arrange it as a bed on 6 shallow bowls or plates.
  5. Divide the prawns between the plates, arranging them in pyramid type shapes.
  6. Scatter over paprika or roughly crushed pink peppercorns.
Recipe by Victoria Haneveer at