Heston’s Christmas Classics - Prawn cocktail

In the first part of this four part series, Heston takes on a Christmas classic and gives it his own twist.

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Tags: prawns, Heston recipe, prawn cocktail, Heston Blumethal,

Recipe - Serves: 2


For the Marie Rose sauce:
55g tomato ketchup
50g mayonnaise
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
6 drops Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
Seeds scraped from ½ a vanilla pod
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To finish:
50g little gem lettuce, shredded
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
Half an avocado (approx 65-75g), diced
12 cooked jumbo king prawns
45g Marie Rose sauce (see above)


To make the Marie Rose sauce, combine the tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice in a bowl.

Add the vanilla seeds, season with salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.

3 Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, jumbo king prawns and 45g of the Marie Rose sauce.

4 Divide between two glass serving dishes to serve.