Prawn cocktail: the quintessential Christmas appetizer

He prawn cocktail It is one of those old recipes that, with a little twist, can become a rich and lucid Christmas entree. It is very easy and fast to prepare and you can have it ready in advance, which allows us to dedicate our time to the guests and forget about the kitchen once they start to enter through the door.

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We have changed the cocktail glasses of a lifetime for some glasses of whiskey, without lettuce and pink sauce and formed layers with the different ingredients so that the plating is visual and attractive. Of course, this is our proposal for prawn cocktail, but you can vary it and adapt the ingredients to taste.


For 2 persons
  • Avocado 1
  • Surimi 100 g
  • Mayonnaise 100 g
  • Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon) 15 g
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • Greek yogurt 100 g
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooked and peeled shrimp 200 g
  • Hard or cooked egg 1

How to make Prawn Cocktail

Difficulty: Medium
  • Total time 27 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • 12 m cooking

If we don't have the hard-boiled egg, we cook it for 12 minutes and cool immediately to stop cooking. Once cold we peel it and cut into rooms lengthwise. We reserve for the time of presentation.

Chop the surimi and mix it with mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. We pass the mixture to a pastry bag to be easier to set up the cocktail. Mix the cream cheese and Greek yogurt and season to taste. We also pass it to a pastry bag. Cut the avocado into dice, chop the prawns and season lightly.

We take two glasses or glass cups and place half of the avocado in each of them, then a layer of the cheese and yogurt mixture, then another of surimi and mayonnaise and, finally, half of the chopped prawns in each glass . We decorate with two quarters of hard boiled egg and a few pieces of avocado, chopped chives, sprouts, lupo roe or whatever we like.

With what to accompany the cocktail or prawn cocktail

This prawn cocktail It is an excellent entree for a celebration lunch or dinner. Christmas is a great time to enjoy it. We can accompany it with a glass of cold white wine, champagne or champagne. And enjoy the moment.

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