Prawn Cocktail

Prawn Cocktail


  • Shrimp 16
  • Iceberg lettuce 60 g
  • Lemons 4 slices

For the cocktail sauce

  • Mayonaise
  • Ketchup 45g
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp
  • Tabasco to taste
  • Brandy 1 tsp


Pour the mayonnaise into a bowl and add the ketchup, worcestershire sauce, then the brandy and mix everything. Finally add a few drops of Tabasco, stir again and keep aside in a cool place

(2) Move on to cleaning the shrimp: remove all the tails and clean them from the legs and the carapace, leaving the tail attached. Score the back of each shrimp with a smooth blade to make it easier to extract the intestines

(3) Arrange 4 tails at a time on a skimmer and immerse them for about 10 seconds in boiling water, the time needed to blanch the shrimp and make them curl a little. Drain them on a plate and continue with all the others. Finally, cut the iceberg salad into strips and you have everything ready for the composition

(4) In a cocktail glass (a tall glass or other container is fine if you prefer), pour a spoonful of cocktail sauce, then add a dollop of salad and pour a little more sauce. Arrange 4 shrimp per glass and finally decorated with a slice of lemon. The shrimp cocktail is ready: serve immediately or put it in a cool place for half an hour in the refrigerator!

Buon appetito!

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