Prawn Cocktail

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A true 70’s throw back and definitely a bit on the kitsch side, but who doesn’t love a decent prawn cocktail? If ever a recipe was about the ratios, this one is it. To get the perfect combo you want one third each of prawns, lettuce and sauce.

Serves: 2 generous portions
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Effort Level: dead easy
Shelf Life: 3 days in fridge

200g small cooked prawns
4 Romaine lettuce leaves
6 baby cherry tomatoes
½ lemon
2 level tbsp good quality mayonnaise
1 level tbsp ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch cayenne pepper

Chopping board and sharp knife (serrated is best)
Mixing bowl
Sundae glasses

Here’s What You Do:
Tip the prawns into a sieve and leave them to drain.

Shred the lettuce leaves and put aside. Slice the cherry tomatoes (a serrated knife is best for this) otherwise cut them into quarters and put with the lettuce.

Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup and Dijon together in the bowl. Now zip it up with a dash of cayenne and a squeeze of lemon – not too much – about 1 tbsp otherwise the sauce will be too runny.

Stir in the prawns, lettuce and tomato coating them well with the sauce. Spoon into sundae glasses, decorate with a slice of lemon and refrigerate until needed.


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