An impressive visual twist on the traditional prawn cocktail starter and an ideal Christmas starter.


  • for the prawn cocktail mix:
  • 1 cup fresh cooked prawns
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 table spoons of ketchup
  • 1 lemon juices
  • 1 table spoon of chopped coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tea spoon of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brandy
  • for the salad mix:
  • 1 cup mixed salad leaves
  • 1 cup sliced cooked beetroot
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cherry tomato for garnish
  • ¼ lemon for garnish


  • Prawn Cocktail:
  • Using a large bowl make the marie rose sauce by adding the mayonnaise , ketchup, lemon juice chopped coriander, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle of brandy, mix well together and rest in the fridge .
  • Once completely chilled add the cooked prawns and mix together until a nice salad is formed, season to taste and rest in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Add more lemon juice or salt and pepper is necessary
  • Salad Mix: Using a plate, place the sliced lemon and beetroot on the plate and sprinkle with lemon juice ,
  • Using a martini glass arrange the beetroot in a nice circle around the bottom of the glass, place the avocado on top making a nice fan, place the mixed salad leaves on top and sprinkle a little lemon juice and salt and pepper over the leaves.
  • Finish by placing a large spoon of the prawn cocktail mix on top and decorate with the cherry tomato and lemon wedge .
  • Tip: To make it very posh add a spoon of caviar on top.

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