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The Classic Prawn Cocktail

The classic prawn cocktail has been gracing the Christmas table for years so of course our chefs decided to include it in their top picks.

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 big shakes Tabasco sauce
  • Juice ½ lemon, plus wedges to serve 
  • ¼ iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • Our Quinlan’s Deep Water prawns 450g 
  • Paprika for dusting

Method

  1. Mix the mayo, ketchup, Tabasco in a mixing bowl until well combined. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, and salt the water heavily, then batch cook you Quinlan’s prawns in groups of 5/6 to make sure they have enough space to cook. After 3 to 4 minutes once the meat starts to turn white pop them out on to a plate.
  3. Divide the shredded lettuce among the glasses or coupes. Sprinkle the chopped chives and spring onions, then top with the prawns and sauce. Dust each portion with paprika and put a lemon wedge on the side for squeezing. Serve straightaway.