Prawn cocktail: the quintessential Christmas appetizer


The prawn cocktail or cocktail is one of those old-fashioned recipes that, with a little twist, can become a rich and lucid Christmas starter. It is very easy and quick to prepare and can be prepared in advance, which allows us to dedicate our time to the guests and forget about the kitchen once they begin to enter the door.

We have changed the cocktail glasses of a lifetime for glasses of whiskey, dispensing with the lettuce and pink sauce and layering the different ingredients so that the plating is visual and attractive. Of course, this is our cocktail or prawn cocktail proposal, but you can vary it and adapt the ingredients to taste.


For 2 persons
  • Avocado 1
  • Surimi 100 g
  • Mayonnaise 100 g
  • Worcestershire sauce (1 tablespoon) 15 g
  • Cream cheese 100 g
  • Greek yogurt 100 g
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooked and peeled prawn 200 g
  • Hard-boiled or boiled egg 1

How to make Prawn Cocktail

Difficulty: Medium
  • Total time 27 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 12 m

If we do not have the hard-boiled egg, we cook it for 12 minutes and immediately cool it to stop cooking. Once cold, we peel it and cut it into quarters lengthwise. We booked for the time of presentation.

Chop the surimi and mix it with the mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. We pass the mixture to a pastry bag so that it is easier for us to assemble the cocktail. Mix the cream cheese and Greek yogurt and season to taste. We also pass it to a pastry bag. Dice the avocado, chop the prawns and lightly season.

We take two glasses or crystal glasses and place half of the avocado in each of them, then a layer of the cheese and yogurt mixture, then another of surimi and mayonnaise and, finally, half of the chopped prawns in each glass . Decorate with two quarters of a hard-boiled egg and a few pieces of avocado, chopped chives, sprouts, lupo roe or whatever we like the most.

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