Prawn cocktail in a glass

This prawn cocktail recipe uses prawns and avocado and is served in a glass.  If looking for recipes for prawn cocktail, this prawn avocado is great served with triangles of brown bread and butter.

Ingredients – 4 portions

  • 400g king prawns – cooked and peeled
  • 1 large little gem lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 40g cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • Marie Rose sauce
  • 1 lemon
  • Paprika pepper to garnish
  • 2tbs lemon juice

Getting everything ready

  • Make the marie rose sauce and keep in the fridge until required.
  • Peel and deseed the finely dice the cucumber.
  • Concasse the tomatoes and cut the flesh into fine dice.
  • Cut the avocado in half lengthways and remove the stone.  Using a small melon baller, ball the fleshy part of the avocado (as for balling a melon) and place the small balls into a bowl.  Sprinkle over the lemon juice.
  • Cut the lemon into quarters lengthways.  Remove any pips and trim the wedges.
  • Wash and dry and finely shred the lettuce.


  1. Knap a little marie rose sauce into the bottom of each glass.  Divide the lettuce between the glasses, then divide the tomato and cucumber between the glasses.
  2. Drain off any excess lemon juice from the avocado and divide the avocado balls between the glasses.
  3. Carefully add the prawns to the glasses.
  4. Knap over the remaining marie rose sauce and dust each glass of prawn and avocado cocktail with a sprinkling of paprika pepper.
  5. Serve the prawn cocktail with a neat wedge of lemon.

Prawn cocktail – hints and tips

It is nice to serve triangles of brown bread and butter with this prawn cocktail recipe. Try not to ball the avocado too early, as it has a tendency to discolour in the air.  The lemon juice should hopefully stop this happening too quickly.

Watch this prawn cocktail being made

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