Calcutta prawn cocktail Recipe

Calcutta prawn cocktail is a delicious and refreshing appetizer that combines the flavors of succulent prawns with a tangy and spicy dressing. The prawns are marinated in a mixture of lime juice, ginger, garlic, and spices, then cooked until tender. They are then tossed with a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. The cocktail is served chilled, garnished with fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime juice. It is the perfect dish to start a meal or to enjoy as a light and flavorful snack.

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Non Vegdiet
Calcutta prawn cocktail

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Ingredients for Calcutta prawn cocktail Recipe

  • 250 gram Prawns, Peeled And Deveined
  • 1 Juice Limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • 1 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Coriander Leaves, For Garnish
  • as per your need Lime Wedges, For Garnish

Directions: Calcutta Prawn Cocktail Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, combine the prawns with lime juice, ginger, garlic, turmeric, chili powder, and salt. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and cook the prawns until they turn pink and are cooked through. Remove from heat and let them cool.
  • STEP 3.In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • STEP 4.Add the cooked prawns to the dressing and toss gently to coat them evenly.
  • STEP 5.Cover and refrigerate the prawn cocktail for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 6.To serve, divide the prawn cocktail into individual serving glasses or bowls. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • STEP 7.Serve chilled and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh and high-quality prawns for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of hot sauce according to your spice preference.
  • You can add diced cucumber, avocado, or cherry tomatoes for extra freshness and texture.
  • For a healthier version, you can use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise in the dressing.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover prawn cocktail can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Before serving leftovers, give it a good stir to redistribute the dressing.
  • Serve the prawn cocktail as an appetizer before a meal or as a light and refreshing snack.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat2 g Protein7 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp