Prawn cocktail has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Made properly with fresh ingredients, it can make an elegant yet simple starter.
16 large cooked shelled prawns (or 450g smaller,cooked prawns)
6 tablespoons mayonnaise.
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup.
1 tablespoon brandy.
A dash of Tabasco sauce.
Salt and Pepper.
To make the cocktail sauce, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, brandy and Tabasco sauce in a bowl and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, place shredded a small handful of salad in each individual serving bowl. Arrange four prawns in each bowl, top with a good spoonful of the cocktail sauce, and serve with lemon wedges and sliced wheaten bread.
This salad also makes a great sandwich filling, and the cocktail sauce can be used with many other types of seafood.