[WATCH] Prawn and avocado cockail

The 80s are creeping back in - high waist bands and skinny jeans. Watch Pippa Mattei's take on this 80s classic, a prawn and avocado cocktail. 

Pippa Mattei makes an 80s classic - prawn and avocado cocktail

Avocado prawn cocktail

Serves 2


  • 300g fresh shrimps or prawns


  • 150g good quality frozen, cooked shrimps, defrosted
  • 1 avocado (half each) – halve just before serving otherwise it will discolour.
  • Cayenne pepper


  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together testing for seasoning.
  2. Cover with cling film and set aside in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. If using fresh shrimps, dry fry them in a frying pan until they change colour (approx 5 mins).
  4. Allow to cool and peel.
  5. To assemble, mix cooked prawns into the prepared sauce and fill the halved avocados with this.
  6. Sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper and serve on individual plates.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on 24 October 2014 on TVM.