Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Classic prawn cocktail recipe

This prawn recipe is easy to prepare, and the avocado dressing extra flavour. Perfect Christmas Day finger food, these prawns are quick and tasty to make. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 24 medium cooked, shelled prawns
  • Lemon or lime wedges, to serve
  • 1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped lemon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill


To make the dressing, mix all ingredients together and spoon into 6 shot glasses.

Place shot glasses on serving plates and pile four prawns on top of each other, wrapped around the shot glass.

Place a lemon or lime wedge on each plate.


  • For a more traditional dressing mix the mayonnaise with 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste.
  • A small salad of avocado slices and baby salad leaves bulks up the entrée and adds some greenery.

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This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.