LONDON, UK -- The Shellfish Association
of Great Britain (SAGB), in association with Royal Greenland,
has created a prawn cocktail consisting of 50 kilograms of
prawns in a 1.5-meter-tall champagne glass-setting the world
record for the Largest
prawn cocktail. Photo: Constructed in a 1.5m tall champagne
glass and using of 50kg of prawns, the equivalent of 550 regular
portions, the world's
largest prawn cocktail also used a crate of lettuces and
more than 10 litres of Marie Rose sauce. (enlarge
Largest prawn cocktail was used as the centerpiece
of a buffet for 350 guests at Fishmonger’s Hall who attended
the Doggett’s Day Coat & Badge Race, the world’s oldest rowing
race, which takes place annually on the Thames River in London.
Royal Greenland supplied the prawns used
for the cocktail.
The shellfish association say that contrary to
the ‘old wives tale' that certain shellfish particularly prawns
raise cholesterol, recent research funded by the shellfish
industry has revealed it is the amount of saturated fat in
the diet that has a greater effect in raising blood cholesterol
rather than the amount of cholesterol in the diet.
The association also underline that shellfish
are excellent sources of protein; a 100g serving of shellfish
provides about 10-25g of protein, roughly a third to half
of the average UK recommended protein intake.
The protein in shellfish is of high quality,
containing many essential amino acids and, because of a lack
of connective tissue, very digestible for people of all ages.
Shellfish are also generally lower in fat, less than 5%, and
accordingly contain fewer calories than beef, poultry or pork.
For example, a 100g portion of prawns (a typical
prawn cocktail amount) contains only 0.2g of saturated fat
and 76 calories, whilst 100g of beef mince contains 6.9g and