Prawns or shrimp (for our US friends) are an Australian summer favourite and who doesn’t love to have them with cocktail sauce. We have developed a keto prawn cocktail recipe so everyone can enjoy this Australian favourite for Summer. We love to serve this keto prawn cocktail sauce at Christmas with prawns and other seafood. This cocktail sauce recipe does not have to be limited to prawns. We have served it with fish, chicken and other seafood.
Keto Prawn Cocktail Sauce
In Australia, we LOVE prawns and it is very common to serve them at Christmas lunch. I have memories of my brothers, Dad and I peeling prawns and dipping them into cocktail sauce at the table on Christmas day. We would make a big mess with prawn shells everywhere and Mum would have a little water bowl there for us to wash our hands in after peeling all those prawns.
We have seen cocktail sauce when travelling in America and it is usually a more tomato based sauce. In Australia, our prawn cocktail sauce is more cream based. We have based our keto prawn cocktail sauce on the Australian version we know and love. It works perfectly for keto as it’s an excellent way to add fat to the lean shrimp.
Prawns and Shrimp
Shrimp and prawns are really the same thing, we just use different terms to our American friends some times. An American shrimp cocktail sauce recipe is slightly different to the Australian style we are used to. We have ordered a shrimp cocktail when travelling in the US and have noticed that the shrimp cocktail sauce is a tomato based sauce. It is more like a marinara sauce and isn’t cream based.
Both types of these cocktail sauce recipes are delicious. We just wanted to create a keto prawn cocktail sauce that was like the version we would have with our prawns at Christmas.
If you like prawns you should check out our marinated prawns recipe which is perfect to pop on the BBQ. If we are grilling seafood or meat we also love to serve it with our smoky romesco sauce, which is a tasty dairy free alternative. Romesco sauce is a great keto option served with grilled chorizo and squid over some fresh greens.
Keto Friendly Tomato sauce
In order to make this keto prawn cocktail sauce, you will need a keto-friendly tomato sauce. We have a few different favourite keto-friendly tomato sauces that we like to use.
For ease of access and buying we like to have the Heinz low sugar tomato sauce in the cupboard. It is easy to find at both Coles and Woolworths in the same section as the regular tomato sauce. Another option at the supermarket is the Celebrate Health tomato sauce. This one can only be found at Coles.
We also love the options available at Low Carb Emporium. Our favourite keto tomato sauce from Low Carb Emporium is the Good Sauce tomato sauce. We just love the flavour and the sweetener is monkfruit so a win win for us. Some of the other good keto tomato sauce options available are Richard’s Country Kitchen, Callowfit and Primal Kitchens.
We are so lucky in Australia now to have access to some wonderful low carb options through Low Carb Emporium and that the local supermarkets are starting to stock more and more keto friendly options. We encourage everyone to support Low Carb Emporium so that we can continue to gain access to the best low carb options available in Australia, all in one place.
We absolutely love sauces, especially keto sauces as they are a great way to add flavour to your favourite keto protein. Keto sauces are also a great way to add some fat to a leaner style protein. This keto prawn cocktail sauce recipe is great for adding fat to prawns, which are pretty lean.
Make sure you check out our favourite keto sauces here:
- Romesco sauce
- Keto mushroom sauce
- Keto satay sauce
- Hollandaise sauce
- Keto pesto
- Keto cheese sauce
- Keto guacamole
- Keto ranch dip
- Use as a dipping sauce for fresh cooked prawns
- Use to make a prawn cocktail
- Make prawn lettuce cups and top with the sauce
- Makes a great salad dressing
- This will thicken when stored in the fridge and may separate a little. Just give it a quick stir and it will combine together again nicely.
- The tabasco sauce makes this recipe. Don’t omit it if you don’t like heat, start with a smaller amount and taste as you go.
- If you are looking for a great sugar free tomato sauce to make this recipe, check out this one from Low Carb Emporium.
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This recipe is so simple all you need is the ingredients and a bowl to mix it in.
Keto Prawn Cocktail sauce
This keto prawn cocktail sauce recipe will quickly become a Summer favourite to pair with your favourite seafood. Seafood is a wonderful Summer favourite in Australia. Don’t worry, you no longer need to miss out on having it with cocktail sauce, as this keto prawn cocktail sauce is so easy and simple to prepare. Just make sure you have some good sugar-free tomato sauce on hand.
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We would love to hear what version you prefer the traditional American cocktail sauce or our Australian Keto shrimp cocktail sauce. Let us know in the comments below.
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If you like this recipe you may also like…
- Keto bread & butter pickles
- Keto Nut Butter
- Roasted Capsicum Dip
- Keto Reuben Dip
- Keto Cream Cheese Dip – Pesto
- Keto Pimento cheese
- Smoky Romesco Sauce
- Keto Mushroom Sauce
- Keto Satay Sauce
- Keto Blueberry Sauce
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and stir until combined and smooth
NOTE: THIS IS BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USED, NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE INGREDIENTS USED.
Nutrition Per Serve