Easy Jumbo Prawn Cocktail Recipe

2012-04-11
  • Yield : 4 serving glasses
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 25m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    363
  • Protein

    35.9 g
  • Carbohydrate

    5.1 g
  • Fat

    22.2 g
  • Cholesterol

    88 mg
  • Calcium

    59 mg
  • Fiber

    0.5 g
  • Sodium

    275 mg

Easy jumbo prawn cocktail recipe. 

Skillet fried marinated shrimp served with tasty homemade mint sauce. Yummy!
To cook prawns, add raw prawns, shelled or unshelled, to boiling, salted water to cover. Return water to boiling over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-3 minutes, depending on size, until the shrimp reddish on the outside and opaque inside, with curled-up tails.

Learn how to prepare Classic English Mint Sauce ( this excellent recipe adapted from http://www.taste.com.au/)

Classic English Mint Sauce Recipe

Makes 1/2 cup (125 ml)

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons caster (superfine) sugar, 2 cups fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, 1/3 cup (80 ml) white wine vinegar


Instructions: In a medium bowl, combine caster sugar and 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Stir until sugar dissolves completely. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Serve over Jumbo Prawn Cocktail or roast lamb.

Do you like prawn cocktails? Learn How to Make Perfect Prawn Cocktail Recipe  You may also like this one:

Prawn Cocktail with Tangy Dip Recipe

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients: 4 cups (2 l) water, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 pound (480 g) shelled and deveined prawns, 1/3 cup (80 ml) chili sauce, 1/3 cup (80 ml) ketchup, 2 teaspoons homemade horseradish, 1½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 6 fresh lettuce leaves, lemon twists for garnish

Instructions: In 3-quart (3 l) saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Add prawns, then reduce heat to low and simmer until they turn pink, for about 3-5 minutes. Turn off heat. Using a colander, drain cooked prawns, then transfer to a large glass bowl, set aside and allow to cool completely. Cover bowl and refrigerate.

In a small mixing bowl, combine chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish and lemon juice. Mix well. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Just before serving: On plates, on fresh lettuce leaves, arrange cooked prawns, spoon cocktail sauce and serve with lemon twists. Enjoy!

Easy Jumbo Prawn Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 24 raw shrimp, cut lengthwise into 2 halves
  • 5 oz (150 ml) yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Indian curry paste
  • 4 sprigs of mint,rinsed, divided into leaves
  • 1 cucumber cut into small pieces
  • salt

Method

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine yogurt with curry paste. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Place shrimp cut up on a large platter. Brush with curry mixture and refrigerate for 4-5 hours.

Step 3

Fry the shrimp on the grill for 2 minutes on each side. Serve with mint sauce.

Step 4

To make Mint Sauce: Mash mint leaves with the pestle until the juice. In a small bowl, combine mint, cucumber, and yogurt. Mix well and set aside.

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