Revisit and revise an old favourite with our delicious modern prawn cocktail. This recipe includes a surprise centre of a cooling scoop of yoomoo vanilla frozen yogurt, offsetting the hint of heat from chili sauce found in the dressing on the prawns, and finely diced chili in the garnish.
This dish is dinner party worth but also perfect to serve on date night or for casual dining with friends.
Just because a dish isn’t fashionable doesn’t mean it can’t taste great. I used to love prawn cocktail in all its forms: as the original dressed prawn starter with the classic Marie Rose sauce, but also as prawn cocktail flavour crisps, and as a sandwich. Heresy, I know, but delicious anyway. Here, we’ve revisited the classic first course, and given it a twist by using some yoomoo vanilla frozen yogurt.
The cool, sweet frozen yogurt works really well with the heat from the chili used in the dressing for the prawns. Not only that but vanilla in the yogurt and the sweetly savoury juicy prawns are a great combination too.
This dish is so easy to make, and looks so appetizing – very little effort here really going a long way and tick all the boxes for my preferred effort to glory ratio!
How to make Frozen Yogurt Prawn Cocktail
Just mix, assemble, and serve!
First, make the vanilla Marie Rose sauce by mixing defrosted vanilla yoomoo, mayonnaise, a teaspoon of tomato puree, a teaspoon of chili sauce and some black pepper.
Second, add the peeled prawns to this mixture, and stir well to coat each prawn with sauce.
Third, prepare the avocado salsa: finely dice half an avocado, as much fresh green chili as you want and coriander, mix and finish with a squeeze of lime.
Fifth, you’re all ready to assemble your modern prawn cocktail. Place some rocket at the bottom of each cocktail glass. Place a scoop of vanilla yoomoo frozen yogurt on top of the leaves. Add the prawn mixture.
Garnish with chili, avocado, chopped coriander a slice of lime and an optional grilled shell on prawn. Season with a pinch of freshly ground black pepper.
Finally, serve and enjoy!
Our top tips for making Modern Prawn Cocktail with Frozen Yogurt
- If you want to make this dish ahead of time, mix the sauce and add the prawns, cover and leave in the fridge. Place scoops of the yoomoo on a silicone mat and freeze them ready to assemble the dish just before serving.
- Adjust the chili heat of the modern prawn cocktail cocktail to your taste by both varying the amount of chili sauce that you use, and the amount of diced chili in the garnish.
- Very the garnish according to what’s available: if you can’t find shell-on prawns, don’t worry. Just leave them out.
- For maximum impact serve in a martini glass.
yoomoo frozen yogurt is available in 500ml tubs in 2 flavours: vanilla, as I’ve used here, and also strawberry as I used in my frozen yogurt breakfast sundae with fruit compote.
It’s also available on a stick as frozen lollies in mixed berry, strawberry and tropical flavours. I love the texture: light and fluffy, and easy to scoop from the tub straight out of the freezer. With both the strawberry and vanilla varieties, the individual flavours really come through: neither froyo is overly sweet.
Modern Prawn Cocktail with Frozen Yogurt
Modern prawn cocktail
- 2 dsp yoomoo frozen yogurt
- 1 dsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp chili sauce
- pepper (to taste)
- 12 prawns (cooked)
- rocket leaves (washed )
For the garnish
- 2 cooked shell-on prawns
- 1/2 avocado (finely diced)
- 1.2 tsp green chili (finely dices)
- 2 slices lime
- corander leaves (finely chopped)
- Mix mayonnaise, tomato paste, chili sauce and pepper. Add the prawns, and stir to make sure each prawn is well covered
- In 2 cocktail glasses, add enough rocket leaves to half fill the glass.
- Add a scoop of yoomoo frozen yogurt to each glass
- Top the frozen yogurt with the dressed prawns.
- Finely dice the avocado; use it to garnish the prawn cocktail along with a a cooked, shell-on prawn, a little finely diced green chili, a slice of lime and finely chopped coriander leaves.
Recipe for Modern Prawn Cocktail with Frozen Yogurt commissioned by yoomoo. All opinions are our own. Find out more about yoomoo here: http://www.yoomoo.com/
THIS SOUNDS SO EASY AND WOULD BE THE PERFECT STARTER FOR A DATE NIGHT. GREAT COMBINATION OF FLAVORS AND APPEALING TO THE EYES.
Takes no time to make, ideal for your date night.
what an interesting recipe. I’ve never seen anything like that before!!
A classic starter, with a little twist. It works so well.
I think prawn cocktail should make a big comeback, such a tasty classic. This recipe is a brilliant revamp and looks amazing.
Made well, it really is delicious.
I can’t believe you used frozen yogurt to make the dressing, what an utterly brilliant idea. Looks and sounds so good.
Adds a lovely flavour and is lovely and cool.
I was never a fan of prawn cocktail, it was usually served on special occasions. But this looks classic, beautifully presented and actually something I’d like to eat myself.
It can be a delicious dish and very enjoyable.
Another great use of frozen yogurt. I really do like a good starter with a meal, and this looks beautiful.
So tasty and a perfect start to a meal.
This is such a good version of a classic starter. The flavorsome dressing and the way you have presented it.
It is a classic starter, with a little twist.
Oh wow, what a fun recipe!! Perfect for a get together!
A great starter for a meal.
WHAT A GREAT IDEA! LOVE THAT YOU USED FROZEN YOGURT IN IT.
The frozen yogurt works so well.
I can’d decide what I want more, the prawns or the frozen yogurt! Everything posted here looks so delicious!
I do like a delicious prawn cocktail.
What a brilliant idea to use the frozen yogurt as part of the dressing. I must say, your prawn cocktail does look wonderful. Very tempted to make some now.
The yogurt works so well in the dressing.
My husband would love this. He always chooses prawn cocktail if it is available.
It is a delicious choice.
An impressive and well presented starter dish. Nice touch with the added ingredients.
A delicious twist on the classic.
This really is an old favourite in our family. I would love to try making it your way, it sounds delicious. Sweet and spicy are a great combination.
The flavours go so well together.
I am the only one in our house that eats prawns. This looks great, yum yum. A really nice way of making prawn cocktail.
You can enjoy it all for yourself.
WOW really nice recipe. I really love the presentation in the crystal cocktail glass.
Simple but effective, always a winner.
Great looking starter and sounds delicious. It really should be a big hit.
So easy to make, and very tasty.
I love how you’ve used the frozen yogurt in the dressing, something that I would never have thought of. Looks wonderful.
The frozen yogurt works brilliantly.
If all prawn cocktails looked this good, I’d order it every time. That looks amazing.
I find the cocktail glasses work really well for these kind of starters.
I haven’t had prawn cocktail in years. I like the way you’ve made this, the chilli is a great addition.
The chilli goes perfectly, it is a lovely addition.
This would make a great starter for a dinner party, looks very fancy.
Easy to make too, so not much time spent fussing in the kitchen.