Prawn Cocktail!!



Serves : 6


Good source of Protein



Cooking time

20 Minutes

A classic Prawn Cocktail recipe! Juicy prawns (shrimp) tossed in a beautiful Prawn Cocktail Sauce (Rose Marie Sauce – a pink mayonnaise). The key to a good Rose Marie Sauce is a good mayonnaise. Use whole-egg if you can find it . (Note 1) A classic Aussie summer festive starter!

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  • 1 kg / 2 lb medium fresh cooked or raw prawns with shell and heads on
  • 600 g / 1.2 lb fresh cooked prawns already peeled
  • About 3 cup iceberg lettuce, finely sliced
  • Lemon wedges
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • 2/3 cup / 165 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp freshly grated horseradish
  • Dash of tabasco sauce
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. If you are using whole prawns, remove heads and peel them. Leave a few whole for decorative purposes, if you wish. I find that with medium size already cooked prawns, deveining is usually not necessary (it’s hard to do + so small it’s barely noticeably especially with sauce).
  2. Mix together Sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Toss prawns with Sauce.

  4. Place a bit of lettuce in serving dishes. I like to use Martini glasses, but you can use any small serving vessel, or even small lettuce cups.
  5. Top with prawns. Serve, garnished with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of parsley, if using.

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