Monday, 5 November 2012

Prawn Cocktail

A classic starter which originated in the 1970s and in my own opinion is a timeless classic. Quick and easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser.

Serves 2

4 Tiger Prawns
175g King Prawns
Knob of Butter
1 tsp Parsley (Dried or Fresh)
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 Little Gem lettuces, washed and torn
2 tsp Paprika

Thousand Island Dressing
5 tbsp Mayonnaise
5 tbsp Tomato Sauce
2 tsp Lemon Juice
Shake of Tabasco (optional)
Shake of Worcestershire Sauce

1. Fry the butter in a small frying pan. Add the garlic and the tiger prawns and fry until the prawns go bright red.

2. Make the Thousand Island dressing by adding all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Add the king prawns and mix further.

3. Get a large wine glass (suggested size seen below), and place 1 little gems worth of lettuce in each glass, add the prawn/thousand island mixture on top of that. Add a tsp of paprika on top of the mixture for each glass. On the side of the glass add the tiger prawns. Serve with brown bread and a side plate to put the discarded shells.

You will need a large wine glass so that you can get the food out. A wine glass which can hold half a bottle or more is ideal. And when you aren't serving prawn cocktail from them, they make great drinking companions.

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