Prawn Cocktail!

When i used to live in Dar es Salaam i loved to order this fir a starter. Unfortunately in Australia I haven’t seen it anywhere. But after buying all ingredients for one cocktail ( prawns 40$ a kilo, avocado 4$ per piece) I understand why. Anyway, leaving finances aside, it’s a wonderful salad.


Fresh prawns-300-400g

Garlic-2 cloves chopped 

Chili-1 red chopped 

Avocado-1/4 sliced

Lettuce-1/2 cup thinly shredded 

For cocktail sauce 

Mayo-1 tablespoon

Ketchup-1 tablespoon

Squeeze of lemon 

Dash of Tabasco

Salt, pepper 

Olive oil for frying 


Peel and devein prawns, keep tails on.

Heat an oil in a frying pan add garlic and chili stir for 30 seconds add prawn and cook for about 4 minutes till turn white. Set aside reserve cooked garlic and chili.

Mix all sauce ingredients in a bawl.

In a glass of your choice, lay down lettuce followed by avocado, sauce and one prawn, repeat the layers.

Arrange prawns around the glass, sprinkle with reserved garlic and chili.



  1. Snapshotsincursive March 8, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Alina, I love the way you “super-size” shrimp cocktail with prawns! Nomnom! 🍓

    1. Alina March 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Haha, thanks, this is the dish, worth “super-sizing” 😀

    1. Alina March 7, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Thank you .:)


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