Simple Festive Prawn Cocktail

Preparation Time: 5 mins approx

Classic Prawn Cocktail  

250g of cooked small peeled prawns 

1/2 iceberg lettuce

Lemon wedges, to garnish

For the Marie Rose Sauce: 

200g fresh mayonnaise 

2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup 

Pinch cayenne pepper 

Dash Tabasco, to taste

Dash of Ale Gar to taste

Splash of brandy, to taste   


  1. To make the Marie Rose sauce mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, cayenne pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice together in a large bowl. Season to taste with Tabasco, Ale Gar, and a splash of brandy. Stir to combine.

  2. Place a spoonful of Marie Rose sauce into the bottom of 4 serving glasses. Shred the lettuce and divide equally among the glasses. Scrape out the flesh from the avocado using a spoon and scatter over the lettuce. Spoon another layer of sauce on top.

  3. Arrange the prawns on top and finish with a final spoonful of sauce (reserving any remaining sauce for future use). Sprinkle with a touch of cayenne pepper and garnish with a lemon wedge in each glass to serve.

Serves: 2
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