Classic Prawn Cocktail


Prawns as I said before are my personal favourite. With prawns in menu I can forbid all the calorie count and the weighing scale.

This is a classic Prawn starter and has been a star attraction in some of the renowned eateries of Kolkata (Park Street). I have very fond memories of these restaurants and in many of my dishes I have tried to recreate some of those magic.

In Prawn cocktails sauces plays a very important role and the name itself came from the cocktail of sauces that we goes in making them. This is usually served in cocktail glass.

This is a very simple recipe but really luscious and I can guarantee you this will please all your sea food lover guest.



  • 250 grams de-veined medium prawns. I have used the frozen ones
  • lettuce leaves
  • 2 lime juices. We would need about 2 to 3 tsp
  • Lime wedges for decoration
  • 1 tsp of mixed herbs
  • 6 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp of worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp of tomato sauce
  • Tobasco sauce as per taste
  • Salt and pepper as per taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • In a wok toss the prawn in olive oil until it turns pink
  • In a bowl whisk mayonnaise, add other sauces, lime juice and mix together
  • Add salt, pepper, and tobasco as per taste
  • Dice the prawn in pieces leaving few intact for garnishing
  • Add the prawn in the mayo mix
  • Add mixed herbs
  • Shred the lettuce finely, and toss together
  • Place the lettuce first in a bowl
  • Spoon the Prawn mixture and place it in the bowl
  • Garnish with a whole prawn and lemon wedges


And here you go! to impress your guests


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