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.

Prawn cocktail is a classic Christmas starter dish that we have given a sweet hit of maple syrup.

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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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree – that’s all.

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