Easy Prawn Cocktail

This is just a quickie post to remind you about the quick and easy, classic prawn cocktail! I have gone proper eighties retro and served it on a bed of shredded lettuce, but it would be equally delicious over a half avocado! Funnyman and I had this as a quick desk lunch, but you could increase the yield (on the plugin facility below) to make more servings if you want to put this out an a low carb appetizer at your next dinner party – its almost too easy. I added Worcestershire to the sauce as it adds a depth of flavour, but do check the allergen list at the very bottom of this page. I served these beauties up in little dessert bowls because they were the perfect size!

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Carbs 2.7g | Fat 14g | Protein 15g
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Easy Prawn Cocktail

A quick and easy blast from the past! This is a classic prawn cocktail you can throw together as a quick, light lunch or put out as an appetizer / starter for your keto dinner party (use the facility below to increase the servings).
Course Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Per serving

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g


  • 85 g (3 oz) iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 35 g (1.2 oz) no-sugar added tomato ketchup
  • 35 g (1.2 oz) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) cooked, peeled prawns
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • finely chopped parsley, (optional garnish)


  • Thinly slice the iceberg lettuce and divide between two small serving bowls.
  • Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Adjust the seasoning with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
    Drain the prawns well before adding to the bowl. (There is often a lot of moisture in the packaging which will result in a watery mixture if you simply tip the whole lot in.)
  • Mix well to combine and divide the mixture between the two serving bowls over the lettuce. Drizzle over any excess sauce. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    If you have any fresh herbs, a small garnish would look pretty (I used finely chopped curly parsley).

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        196Kcal / 820kJ
Fat                                14g
Carbohydrates              2.7g
Protein                          15g

Eggs (present in the mayonnaise)
Fish (present in the Worcestershire sauce)
Barley (present in the Worcestershire sauce)
Sulphites (present in the Worcestershire sauce)

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