What changes have you made to the traditional prawn cocktail recipe?
I’m not fond of the traditional Thousand Island dressing, so I use home-made mayonnaise. My husband loves prawn cocktail, it reminds him of the ’80s. But I’ve made it more modern by adding lime and chilli to it.
Where did you get this recipe from?
I go online quite a bit, but I don’t like sticking to one recipe, so I've mixed and matched and come up with my own.
For the lime mayonnaise
For the garnish
Poach deveined and de-shelled prawns for 2 minutes in boiling water
Drain prawns and immediately put on ice to prevent further cooking
To prepare the lime mayonnaise, put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl (saving 1 chilli and some zest for garnish). Mix everything well. If it’s a bit too tart, add more mayonnaise
Reserve a whole prawn for each person. Chop each of the remaining prawns into 3 pieces
Add 1 tbsp of the mayonnaise mix to the chopped prawns. Keep adding mayonnaise until all the prawns are generously coated