Mini Prawn Cocktail

This post is sponsored by Heinz



Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon – perfect for a party.

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Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.As you know, I love a good recipe challenge and so couldn’t resist when Heinz invited me to create a new recipe to celebrate the launch of their new [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise. There was however a twist to this challenge… it had to fit on a spoon. My immediate thought was to rush out and buy a giant spoon but apparently that’s cheating so I had to think of something dainty.

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.

I immediately started listing out all of the foods I think taste even better smothered mayo and once I’d thought of prawns I stopped. I remember once being on holiday with a big bag of cooked prawns and a tub of mayo and just eating the prawns dipped in mayo for lunch in the sunshine (oh so yummy!). As delicious as it is to serve up a prawn with a dollop of mayo on it, I thought this recipe should be a touch fancier so I decided to create my own version of the 70’s classic – the prawn cocktail.

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I then proceeded to raid my cupboards of all the things that go brilliantly with prawns and created my prawn cocktail spoons, with rocket (adds some pepperiness and looks pretty on the spoon), croutons (for some crunch), crispy bacon bits, a little lemon and of course the prawn and some [seriously] good mayonnaise. I accept that this may not be the most traditional set of ingredients for a prawn cocktail (certainly the ones from my childhood only consisted of prawns, pink sauce and iceberg lettuce) but trust me they really work together – you’ll definitely be grabbing more spoons to try once you’ve had one!

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.

These spoons make a lovely canapé for a party or if you prefer you can always put everything together in a larger bowl to make a delicious salad or starter instead.

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.

Have you got what it takes to create a [seriously] good spoonful?

To celebrate the launch of their new mayonnaise Heinz have embarked on a nationwide search for the best [seriously] good spoonful. To enter all you need to do is create your own yummy spoonful featuring Heinz [seriously] good mayonnaise and share your creation on social media. You can find all the entry details over on the Seriously Good Spoonfuls website.

Not sure what to create? Then take a look at a few of these other one-spoon recipes to get some ideas…

Crispy Coconut King Prawn & Sweetcorn, Avocado & Feta Salsa from Domestic Gothess

Rainbow Devilled Quails Eggs from Foodie Quine

Mushroom, Walnut & Tarragon Mousse from Thinly Spread

Quail’s Egg and Smoked Ham Danish Open Sandwich from Fab Food 4 All

Strawberry & Lemon Cheesecake from The Crazy Kitchen

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.

Mini Prawn Cocktail

Active Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 1 minute

Makes 1 spoon (just keep multiplying up to make as many spoons as you like)

Ingredients

  • 1 cooked king prawn
  • A couple of rocket leaves
  • A crouton
  • A pinch of crispy bacon bits
  • Half a slice of lemon
  • A squirt of Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise
  • A twist of pepper

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.

Method

  1. Lay a couple of rocket leaves flat on your spoon.
  2. Crush your crouton (either using a pestle and mortar, or by putting it into a plastic bag, covering with a tea towel and then bashing it with something heavy like a rolling pin) and then sprinkle the crushed crouton and a pinch of crispy bacon bits onto the rocket.
  3. Lay the half slice of lemon onto the spoon and then place the prawn onto it.
  4. Add a squeeze of mayonnaise into the middle of the prawn (I put my mayo into a piping bag with a star nozzle attached to get it looking really pretty).
  5. Season with a twist of pepper.
  6. Repeat until you’ve made as many spoons as you want then serve


To eat simply slide the lemon out from under the prawn, squeeze it over the top and enjoy.

Fresh king prawns with rocket, croutons, bacon, lemon and mayonnaise, all served on a single spoon - perfect for a party.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenges… CookBlogShare with Hijacked by Twins, Recipe of the Week with A Mummy Too and Tasty Tuesdays with Honest Mum.

12 Comments:

  1. Oh I do love prawns and I like the idea of the croutons #cookblogshare

  2. Loving this idea although I suspect I would eat loads of spoonfuls. Prawn cocktail is one of my favourite dishes

  3. As soon as I saw the pictures I knew that I would love these! I want them now! They look and sound so delicious! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Kirsty, they’d make a lovely lunch in the lovely hot weather we’ve had over the past few days.

  4. Oh my, these do look good! I do love a good prawn cocktail and this does look a very good version. I would certainly want that big bowlful and not just a spoonful!! 😉 Eb x

  5. What a fabulous idea, I simply love prawns so would happily tuck into the tasty spoonfuls. Thanks for linking to my spoonful:-)

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Camilla. Your spoonfuls look so yummy, I pondered making a sandwich (BLT) but couldn’t figure how to make it look pretty on the spoon, glad to see you solved the problem 🙂

  6. Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious!!! x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Vicki, I definitely enjoyed polishing off all of the spoons for lunch once the pictures were taken 🙂

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