Prawn Cocktail

This slimming friendly Prawn Cocktail is an “Oldie but a goodie” It’s a Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly version of the old favourite!

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This recipe will easily feed 2 people as a starter, or you could just have the whole thing as a light lunch or add some extra salad to make it a main meal.

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Being a child of the 70s and 80s prawn cocktail was a regular starter on special occasions like Christmas, Easter and birthdays.

If you’re looking for other ideas for starters, why not try our Chicken Liver and Bacon PatĂ©?

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The secret’s in the sauce

The classic prawn cocktail or Marie Rose sauce is made up of mayonnaise, tomato and lemon juice. Normally the tomato part would be ketchup, which just adds to the Points and Calories.

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This seemed like a perfect recipe to use some of the Arla Cherry Tomato & Basil flavoured Quark, so we gave it a go. I think it turned out pretty well!

Another key ingredient for the sauce is acidity, so a bit of white wine vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice does the trick. We’ve also added some finely chopped pickled gherkin to give the sauce a bit of texture and a bit more acidity.

Finally, we need a tiny sprinkling of colour. For this you can use either paprika, or cayenne pepper, which gives the same effect but with a bit more of a kick.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Prawn Cocktail recipe?

This Prawn Cocktail recipe has ZERO POINTS! It tastes just like the Prawn Cocktail you know and love, but without all the points of a standard sauce.

A shop bought seafood sauce has 3 Points per tablespoon, so our recipe will save you a whole heap of precious Points!

How many Calories are in this Prawn Cocktail?

A shop bought seafood sauce has over 80 calories per tablespoon – and that’s without any prawns!

Our Prawn Cocktail has less than 200 calories per portion, and tastes just as good as the “real” thing!

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What do I need to make this Prawn Cocktail?

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There is no special kitchen equipment needed for this super simple Prawn Cocktail recipe!

Why not buy some fancy glass serving bowls to serve it in? You can pick these up from Amazon…and they’re so pretty!

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How do I make this Prawn Cocktail?

  • Mix all the ingredients (except the prawns, lettuce, lemon and parsley) together in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from one of the lemon wedges. Check the seasoning and add a little more black pepper if needed
  • Arrange the salad leaves on a plate or in a bowl
  • Stir the prawns into the sauce, then arrange them neatly on each leaf. Spoon over the remaining sauce, then garnish with the cucumber, tomato and lemon wedges and serve

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the prawns, lettuce, lemon and parsley) together in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from one of the lemon wedges. Check the seasoning and add a little more black pepper if needed
  2. Arrange the salad leaves on a plate or in a bowl
  3. Stir the prawns into the sauce, then arrange them neatly on each leaf. Spoon over the remaining sauce, then garnish with the cucumber, tomato and lemon wedges and serve

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- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
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3 Comments
  1. Thanks Jane

    I will try that as i don’t have an Asda, i live in Ireland so shopping limited, aldi,, tesco said they had it but can not find it, thanks for reply and answering x

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