We were at friends for dinner a couple of weeks ago and the food was delicious. The prawn cocktail was insanely good, I simply had to ask for the recipe. I couldn’t stop thinking about it afterwards, it was a taste of foodie heaven for me.
I had a play around in the kitchen to see if I could recreate and I came pretty close. It was goooood. I love a bit of spice so didn’t hold back on the Tabasco sauce. The brandy gives it a whole new dimension.
My Perfect prawn cocktail – nicked from a talented friend
Optional – lobster meat sliced and smaller prawns
Avocado – cubed
Watercress – to top
You can add whatever else you like. Celery can be nice to give a bit of a crunch.
Half mayonnaise, half tomato ketchup. Whisk it up and add salt and pepper to taste.
A dash of brandy and a few drops of Tabasco sauce depending on how spicy you like it.
The brandy and Tabasco totally lift the dressing and it is sooooo good. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon on top and serve in a nice short glass. I can’t wait to make it again soon. Sometimes old school is best. Also a staple starter on Christmas day.
Check out the old school pudding we got later – now that’s how you do a black Forrest gateau.