Prawn cocktail platter

Prawn cocktail platter

What’s better than classic prawn cocktail? A prawn cocktail platter for sharing! This recipe has stood the test of time for a reason – but the sauce can be a strangely sweet, claggy affair. Here, a proper marie rose dip made with homemade mayonnaise, quality prawns and crisp lettuce for dipping make the ultimate al fresco dish.

Prawn cocktail platter

Discover our ultimate homemade mayo recipe, including tips for transforming it into tartare sauce, thousand island dressing and more.

  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min

What’s better than classic prawn cocktail? A prawn cocktail platter for sharing! This recipe has stood the test of time for a reason – but the sauce can be a strangely sweet, claggy affair. Here, a proper marie rose dip made with homemade mayonnaise, quality prawns and crisp lettuce for dipping make the ultimate al fresco dish.

Discover our ultimate homemade mayo recipe, including tips for transforming it into tartare sauce, thousand island dressing and more.

Nutrition: Per serving

Calories
234kcals
Fat
20g (2.6g saturated)
Protein
5.8g
Carbohydrates
6.3g (5.6g sugars)
Fibre
1.7g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 small romaine lettuce
  • 3 tbsp homemade or good-quality mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp sriracha
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges or slices
  • 2 pinches smoked paprika
  • 1 large avocado
  • 12 large cooked prawns
  • ¼ bunch dill
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Method

  1. Trim the root from the lettuce. Separate the leaves into a large bowl of iced water to crisp up.
  2. Make a marie rose sauce by mixing the mayo, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and sriracha in a bowl. Squeeze in a little lemon juice from a lemon slice and season with a pinch each of smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Put in a dipping bowl and sprinkle with another pinch of smoked paprika.
  3. Peel and stone the avocado, then slice. Arrange on a platter with the sauce, patted-dry lettuce leaves, prawns, lemon slices and dill.

Nutrition

Calories
234kcals
Fat
20g (2.6g saturated)
Protein
5.8g
Carbohydrates
6.3g (5.6g sugars)
Fibre
1.7g
Salt
0.6g

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