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Mitch Tonks' Ultimate Prawn Cocktail

Young's SeafoodThis recipe for Mitch Tonks' Ultimate Prawn Cocktail comes from Young's Seafood and has been created especially for Young's by fishmonger and restaurateur, Mitch Tonks.

Young's is the UK's leading specialist fish brand. With two hundred years' experience, the brand's reputation for fish expertise provides reassurance to seafood consumers.

The Company's aim is to make using fish easy for consumers and offer superb product quality, whether frozen or chilled. With access to fish species from around the world, Young's provides a wide range of products, from traditional favourites such as Prawns and Scampi to Chip Shop Battered Fish, Ocean Pie and Seafood Meals.

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Young's Best Ever Prawns

Mitch has taken the traditional Christmas prawn cocktail and given it a twist using Young's NEW Best Ever prawns - perfect for Christmas Day. Succulent and full of flavour, they're sourced from Canada and are widely regarded as being superior to those from Greenland, Norway or Iceland. Young's prawns are caught and frozen, then prepared in such a way as to ensure they're the best tasting prawns around.

Unlike other prawns, they're naturally rich in Omega 3 and what's more, because they're low in fat, they're also perfect for those watching their weight over the festive period.

Young's Best Ever Prawns are available from all major supermarkets.

Mitch Tonks' Ultimate Prawn CocktailIngredients for Mitch Tonks' Ultimate Prawn Cocktail

350g Young's Best Ever Prawns
2000g Iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
4 spring onions finely sliced
1 ripe avocado, chopped
Squeeze of lime
Pinch of cayenne pepper

For the cocktail sauce:
Small jar mayonnaise or about a cup full of home made
4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
Dash Tabasco
Splash whisky or brandy
Pinch cayenne pepper

How to make Mitch Tonks' Ultimate Prawn Cocktail

  • Mix the lettuce with the spring onions, avocado, a little salt and pepper, a pinch of cayenne and a squeeze of lime.
  • Make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together, adding a little more or less of everything to suit your taste.
  • Reserving one spoonful of the cocktail sauce and a few juicy prawns for the top, stir the remaining prawns in the cocktail sauce.
  • In two ice cream sundae style glasses, layer the salad mix and then the prawn mix in five layers to the top and finish with a spoonful of the cocktail sauce topped with a few juicy prawns.

Serves 4

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