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The ultimate prawn cocktail

The ideal starter for a Seventies-style feast

The ideal starter for a Seventies-style feast

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Cooking Time

Cook: 15 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 6

Cooking Time

Price: £1.86 per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 196g serving contains

Energy
1213kj
290kcal
15%
Fat
24.9g
High
36%
Saturates
4.5g
Med
23%
Sugars
1.2g
Low
1%
Salt
0.45g
Med
8%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
619kJ/148kcal

Ingredients

2 avocados – 1 finely chopped, 1 very finely sliced

Juice of 1 lemon (reserve some for the sauce)

½ cucumber, finely chopped

2 Baby Gem lettuces, finely sliced

100g mayonnaise

1tsp smoked paprika

1tsp cayenne pepper

Black pepper

1-2tbsp hot sauce

380g Extra Special Large Cold Water Prawns

1 Baby Gem lettuce cut into 6

Method

1
Take the avocados and dress generously with the juice of a lemon (reserve some for the sauce).
2
Divide ½ cucumber, Baby Gem lettuces, and the chopped avocado between 6 serving glasses.
3
Mix good-quality mayonnaise, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and black pepper with 1-2tbsp hot sauce (we used French’s Louisiana BBQ) and lemon juice to taste. Mix with prawns, divide between the glasses and sprinkle with more smoked paprika
4
Cut Baby Gem lettuce into 6. Add to the glasses with the avocado slices. Serve with lemon wedges.