Prawn cocktail subs

Prawn cocktail subs

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 2
This retro favourite makes a great sandwich filling- use spicy Tabasco and lemon in your cocktail sauce, and serve with a cress and avocado salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal338
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt3.4g
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  • 50g light mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • good splash of Tabasco sauce
  • 200g pack cooked and peeled prawn



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 2 soft sub or hot dog rolls
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, shredded
  • finger-length chunk of cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ avocado, peeled, stoned and finely chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • juice of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • small handful of cress
  • small bag of prawn cocktail crisps, to serve


  1. Mix the mayonnaise and ketchup together. Add the Tabasco and some seasoning, and stir through the prawns. Slice the rolls as you would for a hot dog, and spoon in the prawns.

  2. Mix the avocado with a little lemon juice (to stop it browning), then mix with the lettuce, cucumber, cress and a little more lemon juice. Serve with the subs, some prawn cocktail crisps and extra Tabasco (for those who want it).

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Frantic Flapjack
24th Jul, 2014
Really good prawn cocktail. Perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Highly recommended.
3rd Aug, 2013
The sauce needed a little extra, so I added some horseradish sauce to give more depth.
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