09:00 Wednesday 13 February 2013

The Comeback Cocktail

Written byWe Care, You Enjoy

As the retro starter returns to menus across the country, why not try this fruity twist on a 70s classic? This stress-free recipe is sure to impress at dinner parties and perfect for those who would rather be entertaining than stuck in the kitchen!

Prawn Cocktail

Level of difficulty: Low

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 iceberg lettuce

100g of raw prawns

1 small cantaloupe

For the cocktail sauce:

100g of mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

½ tablespoon orange juice

½ teaspoon sherry

Salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper


Wash and cut the iceberg lettuce into strips and divide between 2 plates. Cut the melon into cubes. Peel and wash the prawns and then cook for 5 minutes in boiling water. Allow to dry and mix with the melon cubes.

For the cocktail sauce, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, orange juice and sherry. Season with salt and pepper and add the cayenne pepper according to taste. Dress the salad with the cocktail sauce.

Chef's Tip: For a more sophisticated look, serve in a glass or bowl instead of a plate.

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