Mexican Lime Prawn Cocktail

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Lightly steamed prawns are marinated in lime juice and served with tortilla chips. From PCC. Cook time is refrigeration time.


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20 Min
1 Hr


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2 Tbsp
lime juice
1 lb
prawns (31/40 count) peeled and deveined
1/2 c
lime juice
1/2 medium
onion, chopped
1/2 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
jalapeno pepper. minced
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
ground cumin
2 Tbsp
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
tomato, chopped
avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
tortilla chips, for serving

How to Make Mexican Lime Prawn Cocktail


  • 1Bring 1 quart salted water to a boil; add 2 tablespoons lime juice. Add prawns and bring back to a boil. Turn off the heat, pour off liquid and cover with a lid. Let prawns steam for 10 minutes off the heat. Spread out on a plate to cool completely.
  • 2Toss prawns with remaining 1/2 cup lime juice, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 3Remove prawns from lime juice, reserving a few tablespoons. Combine prawns, onions, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, cumin, olive oil, salt, pepper and reserved lime juice in a bowl. Transfer to martini glasses or glass bowls and serve with tomatoes, avocado slices and tortilla chips.

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About Mexican Lime Prawn Cocktail

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mexican

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