Prawn cocktail stuffed avocados

Prawn cocktail stuffed avocados

Stuffed avocados with prawn cocktail is the perfect luscious appetizer or elegant starter for a dinner party and is a go-to for date nights in. 
Course Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine South African
Keyword Prawn cocktail, Shrimp cocktail, Stuffed avocados
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 324kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 2 avocados halved and stone removed
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the prawn cocktail

  • 500 g/1 lb prawns/shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 2 pieces lemon rind
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • hot sauce to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Halve the avocados then remove the stones. Drizzle wit lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Bring a pot of water to a simmer then add the lemon rind, peppercorns and a tablespoon of salt. Fill a large bowl with water and ice. 
  • Poach the prawns/shrimp in the simmering water until the prawns turn pink/opaque. Remove the prawns with a slotted spoon and immediately plunge into the ice water to stop them from cooking further. 
  • Drain the prawns well. 
  • To make the sauce, combine the mayonnaise, tomato paste, ketchup, lemon juice and hot sauce in a bowl and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Pour the sauce over the poached prawns/shrimp and mix well. 
  • Spoon a generous amount of the prawn cocktail onto each avocado and sprinkle with chopped chives. 
  • Serve immediately. 


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 317mg | Sodium: 1295mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3.3mg