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Prawn, Crab and Avocado Cocktail with Tomato Ketchup

Prep 20 minutesCooking 20 minutes4-6 people

Banish all thoughts of the ‘70s dinner party classic with this prawn cocktail, which takes its lead from a Mexican style dish, replete with fresh citrus, tomato, chilli sauce and coriander and a handful of green olives as a Belazu twist. It might seem unusual to use ketchup as an ingredient rather than a condiment, but here it acts as an overall flavour enhancer, adding sweetness and acidity, as well as background depth.


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4 limes, juiced

1 orange, juiced

5tbsp Tomato Ketchup

200g Tomato Triturado (passata works well as a substitute)

2½tsp hot sauce e.g. Tabasco

20 Pitted Green Olives

2tsp olive brine

1tsp Early Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ cucumber, cut into quarters then into 2cm pieces

Small bunch coriander (approx. 30g), washed and roughly chopped (optional)

2 ripe avocados, stone removed, flesh scooped out and cut into large chunks

300g cooked and peeled prawns

100g cooked and picked white crab meat

Corn tortilla chips or crisp pitta chips, to serve alongside

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the seafood and avocado. Mix everything together well and season well with salt and pepper. Taste then add a little more seasoning if you wish and if you like it spicier, some more hot sauce. This can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge if you need to.
  2. Add the prawns, crab and avocado and mix gently to combine and coat, taking care not to let the avocado turn into mush.
  3. Divide between glass tumblers and serve with tortilla chip

Included in this Recipe

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single varietal, stone crushed, cold extracted, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the first Arbequina olives of the season.

Tomate Triturado

Tomate Triturado

Tomate Triturado made with high quality, ripe Spanish tomatoes. Perfect to add as the base to stews, sauces and lots more.

Pitted Gordal Olives

Pitted Gordal Olives

Pitted Gordal Olives from Andalucia, Spain Storage condition: chilled

Rose Harissa Tomato Ketchup

Rose Harissa Tomato Ketchup

Our new rich and thick rose harissa tomato ketchup has a gentle warmth that will add an umami depth of flavour to your cooking.