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Khanh Ong's classic prawn cocktail salad

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Here’s a starter to wow your crowd. Inspired by the much-loved dish, this prawn cocktail salad is a must-try.

  • Serves4, as a starter
  • Prep time5 minutes
A bowl of prawn salad served with avocado and dill


  • 1 baby cos lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 16 cooked tiger prawns, peeled leaving tails intact, deveined
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, stoned, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe mango, stoned, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Dill sprigs, to garnish

Marie Rose cocktail sauce

  • 250g whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs tomato sauce
  • 2 tbs finely chopped dill
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp brandy (optional)
  • 1-2 drops Tabasco sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

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  1. Step 1

    To make the Marie Rose cocktail sauce, combine the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, dill, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brandy, if using, Tabasco sauce, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Step 2

    On a large platter, arrange lettuce, prawns, avocado and mango, drizzling 2 tbs cocktail sauce between layers as you go.
  3. Step 3

    Top the salad with another 2 tbs cocktail sauce around the platter. Sprinkle with the torn dill leaves. Season with pepper.

    Tip: Store the remaining Marie Rose cocktail sauce, covered, in the fridge for up to 1 week.