Some like their prawn cocktails made with jumbo shrimps from tropical waters, but for sweet, fresh juiciness Greenland prawns are hard to beat; shell them or buy them shell-off.
Shred the iceberg and put it or the other salad leaves in the bottom of the martini glass. Heap the prawns on top, draining the juice into a small jug. To it add the vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, pepper, Tabasco and lime juice to taste, whisk and pour over the prawns.
Garnish with a twist of lime and serve your prawn cocktail, or seafood martini, with a dash of pride and a hint of irony.
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