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Prawn rolls with thousand island dressing recipe

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This little treat is like a prawn cocktail in a roll. The tangy dressing brings the prawns to life. Add a dash of brandy to the dressing for an adult version. These also make cute slider buns for a cocktail party.

  • 250g cooked prawns
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • Cracked pepper
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 6 sour dough baps or soft rolls
  1. Thaw the prawns and remove the shells from at least half of them. Combine the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and cracked pepper, then add the prawns and let the flavours infuse. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. For the iceberg salad, combine the shredded lettuce with the celery, red onion and toasted sesame seeds.
  3. Halve the buns and fill with the iceberg salad, then top with the tangy prawn mayonnaise.

Take a look at this beef steak roll recipe here.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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