How to Make Prawn Cocktail Salad Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: June 10, 2015 | Prawn, Salad | No Comment

This classic Prawn Cocktail Salad is an ideal appetizer/starter to any meal. Simple and easy to make, this can also be served as a light dinner option or as an evening snack.
Prawn Cocktail Salad


  • Prawns – 32, large, shelled and deveined
  • Salt – 2 tsp
  • Lemon – 1/2, sliced
  • Tomato Ketchup – 175 gms
  • Horseradish – 1 1/2 tblsp, grated
  • Celery Sticks – 3, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Lemon Rind – 1 tblsp, grated
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves – shredded, to serve
  • Lemon Wedges to garnish


  1. Bring a large pan of water to a boil.
  2. Stir in the salt and lemon slices, then reduce the heat to low.
  3. Add the prawns and leave to simmer for about 3 minutes until they are cooked through, turn pink and curl.
  4. Drain the prawns and immediately refresh under cold running water to cool the prawns. Set aside.
  5. Put the ketchup, horseradish, celery and lemon rind in a bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  8. Stir in the prawns, then cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  9. When ready to serve, stir the prawn salad and adjust the seasoning.
  10. Divide the shredded lettuce between salad bowls and spoon the salad on top.
  11. Serve at once while the salad is still chilled with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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