Prawn and crab

James Martin’s luxurious prawn and crab cocktail

This classic 1970s starter is easy to make and looks impressive

By , 07 December 2016
James Martin’s luxurious prawn and crab cocktail
  • Ready in: 10 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: £2.60 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 122g serving contains
  • Energy 1016KJ 1016KCAL
    12%
  • Fat med
    19.5g
    28%
  • Saturates low
    1.5g
    8%
  • Sugars low
    1.1g
    1%
  • Salt med
    0.73g
    12%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1016kJ/243kcal.
Ingredients
  • 75g prawns, cooked and shelled
  • 500g crab meat
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1tbsp dijon mustard 
  • 500ml rapeseed oil
  • 50ml brandy
  • 1tbsp Worcester sauce 
  • 4tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 4 little gem lettuces, shredded
Method
  • Slowly blitz the egg yolks and mustard in a processor. Keep the processor running and add the oil, pouring it in a thin but steady stream.

  • Tip the mix into a bowl, then whisk in the brandy, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Reserve half to use in turkey sandwiches.

  • Fold the crab and prawns into the rest of the mixture, reserving some to garnish. Serve, layering the seafood and lettuce.