Platter of prawn cocktail lettuce boats topped with cayenne pepper and lemon wedges

Prawn Cocktail Boats

Show off with these easy prawn cocktail boats, ready in 15 minutes!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Servings: 2 people


  • 150g small cooked prawns
  • 100g cherry tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 avocado (50g) (finely chopped)
  • 100g cucumber (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (reduced salt and sugar)
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 2 sweet gem lettuces (core taken off and leaves separated)
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch hot cayenne chilli pepper (optional)
  • 1 lemon (cut into 8 wedges)


  • In a bowl add the prawns, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber and mix together.
  • In another bowl add the ketchup and yoghurt and mix together. Add this to the prawn mixture and mix coating everything in the sauce.
  • Lay all the small lettuce leaves over the bottom of the plate, saving the larger ones to fill with the mixture.
  • Take the mixture and fill with a tablespoon (or as much as you can fit) into the larger lettuce boats and place on top of the bed of smaller lettuce leaves.
  • Sprinkle with a little smoked paprika and cayenne chilli pepper and serve with lemon wedges.


These little boats make a great party canapé or dinner party starter.
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