Classic Prawn Cocktail

Classic Prawn Cocktail

This ever-popular starter has no cooking involved, so it’s no hassle to prepare!

450 g (1 lb) cooked king prawns
125 g (4 oz) iceberg lettuce, shredded thinly
6 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve
Few dashes Tabasco, to taste
Few large pinches paprika, optional
½ a cucumber


[1] Lay the prawns out on some kitchen paper and dab dry. Put into a large bowl and add the shredded lettuce, the mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, lemon zest, Tabasco and paprika, if using. Stir to combine, then adjust the seasoning as necessary.

[2] Slice the cucumber half into equal rounds, as thinly as you are able.

[3] Use the cucumber to line the glasses, then spoon in the prawn mixture. Garnish with some black pepper and a sprinkle of paprika, if using. Serve with lemon wedges and Melba Toast or bread.