Feeling in a bit of a retro mood, I thought I would go back to the 1960s/70s and recreate one of the periods' most popular first courses, but make a whole salad out of it.

Prawn cocktail salad
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:541
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:22nd October 2012

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Abigail's party anyone?


She must have served this? Or was it all drinkys 😄



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  1. Mix all of the ingredients, except for the prawns.
  2. When thoroughly mixed, stir in the prawns.
  3. This can be prepared in advance.
  4. Just before serving, layer a plate with a base of the lettuce, watercress, peppers, cucumber and tomatoes.
  5. Place the prawn cocktail mixture in the centre of the plate.
  6. Garnish with the egg quarters and olives.

Serving suggestions

Serve with Rustic French bread


Just add your favourite salad ingredients. Suggestions are raw avocado, cabbage, shredded carrot, radishes etc. Anything raw and crunchy would work well.

Chef's notes

If you wish to use homemade salad cream, I suggest you taste it for sweetness before making the Marie-Rose sauce. Use commercial salad cream if desired, but again, taste and add more vinegar or sugar to your own taste.

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