Maple Prawn Cocktail

Starters / Christmas

Prawn cocktail USE FOR BOOK
2 portions


  • Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus extra lemon wedges to serve

  • 300g mayonnaise

  • 60g ketchup

  • 5 drops tabasco

  • 3 drops Worcester sauce

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 red radicchio lettuce, leaves separated, washed

  • 10 cooked prawns, peeled

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Cracked black pepper, to season

  • Handful chives, chopped


  1. Combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, ketchup, tabasco, Worcester sauce and maple syrup in a bowl.

  2. Cut avocado into thin wedges. Arrange lettuce on a serving platter and dollop mayonnaise mixture in the centre of the leaves. Top with prawn and sliced avocado.

  3. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with cracked black pepper and some chives, serve immediately with lemon wedges.

A Christmas classic, this prawn cocktail starter is the perfect way to kick off proceedings on the big day. Our quick and easy prawn cocktail recipe incorporates maple syrup for an added touch of natural sweetness.

Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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