Eat Unique’s Crayfish Cocktail with Homemade Dressing

This Crayfish Cocktail recipe is courtesy of Eat Unique, make sure to visit her website for plenty of delicious recipes and inspiration!

The dressing for this cocktail is extremely easy to make and will keep in the fridge for 5 days, perfect to make ahead if required.  Crayfish are an excellent alternative to prawns.  They are high in protein, low in fat and carbohydrates and are high in B vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron zinc and phosphorus. This is a fantastic starter for a dinner party with friends or even a tasty light lunch!

Our Mellow Yellow Mayonnaise has been used in this recipe. Made with our cold pressed rapeseed oil and no additives or preservatives, this delicious mayonnaise is full of flavour, find stockists here.


For the dressing"
4 tbsp Mellow Yellow Mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp tomato puree
1-2 tbsp Tabasco sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Juice of ½ lemon
Handful freshly snipped chives
1 tbsp freshly chopped dill
Freshly milled salt & pepper

For the cocktail:
300g crayfish tails (drained)
6-8 gherkin's (chopped)
1 romaine lettuce, finely sliced
Handful of cress
1 tsp cayenne pepper or paprika
Juice of ½ lemon


Mix together the mayonnaise and mustard until fully incorporated. Mix in the tomato puree, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Squeeze in the lemon juice, lightly season and stir in the chives and dill.

In a separate bowl, add the crayfish, squeeze over the juice from the other half of the lemon and lightly season with freshly milled sea salt and pepper.

Finely slice the lettuce and lay into the bottom of your serving bowls. Lay the chopped gherkin's on top, then add the crayfish. Scatter with freshly snipped cress and dill and lightly season with cayenne pepper or paprika.

You can make these cocktails up the day before and keep in the fridge until needed

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