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  • Quick
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins prep
  • 10 mins cook

Serve-yourself prawn cocktail

Serve-yourself prawn cocktail

This clever prawn cocktail recipe creates a rustic, serve-yourself-style meal that's perfect for fuss-free summer entertaining

Ingredients

Serve-yourself prawn cocktail

  • 4 slices pancetta
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, seeded, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch watercress
  • 2 radish, finely sliced
  • 750 g cooked king prawns, peeled, deveined, tails on
  • lemon wedges to serve

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp horseradish cream

Steps

Serve-yourself prawn cocktail

  1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Place pancetta in a single layer on tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crisp.
  3. On a large platter, arrange lettuce leaves cup-side up. Top each leaf with cherry tomatoes, avocado, watercress and radish slices.
  4. Top with prawns and break over pancetta. Drizzle with sauce and season to taste. Accompany with lemon wedges.

Sauce

  1. In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together. Season to taste.
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