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Here is a quick recipe video on how to make a prawn cocktail, that is still tasting good after all these years. Get this original digital art framed print here.

The recipe and cost estimation are down below.

We worked on 30 prawns per kg at a cost of $29.00 per kg and 13 shrimp per lb at a cost of $14.00 per lb. The product is bought with the shell on, happy peeling.

I would love to know how much you pay in your country.

We work on weights with all our recipes so the cost estimation is more accurate. This recipe uses around 250g or 7 oz of cooked prawns or shrimp with the shell on.

If you buy the right amount by using the “cater for” calculator below and try to stick to the correct weight you get very close to the correct amount of portions, this may save you wasting a good amount of food and money. Shop our original framed digital art print here.

Classic Prawn Cocktail Recipe For 2 To 200

A short video recipe on making a classic prawn or shrimp cocktail.
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Skill Level Beginner, Cook
Standard Prep Time 9 minutes
Standard Total Time 9 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Australian
Dollar Range $5.00 – $6.00
Food Cost $5.87 per serving


  • 1 Paring Knife for deveining the prawns
  • 2 Cocktail Coupes or glass
  • 1 Whisk for cocktail sauce
  • 1 Glass Bowl for mixing the cocktail sauce


Cocktail Sauce, Mary Rose Sauce

  • 35 ml tomato sauce
  • 35 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 ml hot sauce red or black

Prawn Or Shrimp Cocktail

  • 330 g shrimp prawns, must be peeled and cleaned
  • ¼ lettuce oakleaf or mignonette prefered
  • asparagus bunch
  • 30 g lime slices
  • 20 g radish slices
  • 30 g cherry tomato 16 per 250g / 8oz punnet
  • 6 g parsley washed and sprigged


  • $11.74 total ingredient food cost


  • 9 minutes approximately

total food cost

Total Ingredient Cost $5.87


Catering for 2 serves


Make Cocktail Sauce

  • Make some cocktail sauce with tomato sauce, mayonnaise and hot sauce.
    35 ml tomato sauce, 35 ml mayonnaise, 1 ml hot sauce

Prepare The Ingredients

  • Peel and clean some shrimp or prawns.
    330 g shrimp
  • Wash some lettuce, blanch some asparagus in hot water and chill it.
    ¼ lettuce, ⅖ asparagus
  • Pick some parsley, slice some limes, grab some cherry tomatoes and radishes, for garnish.
    30 g lime, 20 g radish, 30 g cherry tomato, 6 g parsley

Make And Garnish The Cocktail

  • Arrange the lettuce, asparagus and prawns.
  • Drizzle in the cocktail sauce.
  • Serve up the shrimp or prawn cocktail chilled.

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Serving: 220gCalories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 35gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 273mgSodium: 427mgPotassium: 687mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 785IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 2mg
Keywords Prawn Cocktail, Shrimp Cocktail
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