Prawn Cocktail | Gestational Diabetes UK
Prawn Cocktail

This ultimate prawn cocktail is a wonderful retro starter for Christmas Day or it makes for a delicious salad on its own. Sumptuous Marie rose sauce dressing with plenty of cooked prawns, avocado, cucumber and salad leaves dressed with fresh lime. Zingy, fresh and perfectly paired.

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Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Dips, Main Meals, Salads, Sauces, Side Dishes
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: dressing, Marie rose, prawn, prawn cocktail, salad, sauce, Starter, thousand island
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


For the Marie rose sauce

  • 10 tablespoon fromage frais
  • 3 tablespoon Heinz No Added Sugar Tomato Ketchup
  • 5 tablespoon mayonnaise full-fat
  • 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • ½ teaspoon tobasco sauce (optional)

For the Prawn Cocktail

  • 300 grams cooked prawns
  • 100 grams cucumber de-seeded, cubed
  • 1 good pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dill fresh, chopped, or dried
  • 2 medium avocado pitted and diced
  • 2 handfuls watercress or salad leaves
  • 4 large crevettes cooked, shell on (optional)


For the Marie rose sauce

  • Add fromage frais, ketchup, mayonnaise, pepper, Worcester sauce & Tobasco sauce into a bowl and stir until fully combined. Taste and adjust ingredients to your liking

For the Prawn Cocktail

  • Add the prawns into a dish, cover with a tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice, a twist of black pepper and set aside
  • Slice the cucumber in half lengthways, scoop out the middle and discard. Chop the cucumber into small pieces, place into a bowl and cover with white wine vinegar and dill, then set aside
  • Slice the avocados in half, remove the stone, scoop from the skin and then dice into small pieces. Add to a bowl and cover in a tbsp of freshly squeezed lime juice and a twist of black pepper

To assemble the Prawn Cocktail

  • Add a spoonful of Marie rose sauce to the bottom of a glass, cover with watercress or salad leaves
  • Drain the white wine vinegar from the cucumber, then add a layer of cucumber pieces onto the watercress
  • Cover with a layer of avocado
  • Cover with cooked prawns
  • Finish with a good serving of Marie rose sauce and garnish with a cooked crevette, cooked prawn or slice of lime


Crevettes were not included/calculated in nutritional info.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | of which saturates: 4g | Fibre: 7g | of which sugars: 5g