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Scampi craving!

(22 Posts)
u32ng Mon 31-Aug-15 18:09:56

A giant prawn cocktail is top of my post-birth food list, but meantime I am having major scampi cravings! What is that about?? Thought I'd satisfied this a couple of weeks ago when I had some but seems I want more!

Anyone else in a bit of an 'I love fish' phase just now?

sepa Mon 31-Aug-15 18:12:15

I thought you could have prawns as long as they are cooked?

Peaceloveandjammydodgers Mon 31-Aug-15 18:13:51

Presumably you won't be eating a raw prawn cocktail, so crack on!

TreeSparrow Mon 31-Aug-15 18:19:50

Nowt wrong with prawn cocktail or scampi so stop torturing yourself and get them in now. grin

Junosmum Mon 31-Aug-15 18:21:52

Scampi and prawn cocktail are both fine to eat in pregnancy. Stuff your face!

Junosmum Mon 31-Aug-15 18:22:51

And yes, I'm a fishoholic right now!

Skiptonlass Mon 31-Aug-15 18:40:55

No need to avoid scampi or prawns, or crayfish etc! Munch it with enjoyment, great source of protein and iodine smile

DanyStormborn Mon 31-Aug-15 19:01:09

You can have the prawn cocktail now - the prawns would be cooked!

sepa Mon 31-Aug-15 19:07:18

And, I also have scampi craving. Just every time I go to cook it the thought of eating then puts me off!

dementedpixie Mon 31-Aug-15 19:46:46

Cooked prawns are fine so if you want a prawn cocktail then just have one

Topsy34 Mon 31-Aug-15 20:52:02

Eat them! Its fine.

TravellingToad Mon 31-Aug-15 20:54:01

Just eat some!

LumpySpaceCow Mon 31-Aug-15 21:03:41

I always crave prawns in pregnancy..... I eat them a lot!!! Coincidently, I just had scampi for tea smile

DoloresLandingham Mon 31-Aug-15 23:12:17

You can eat prawns. I went absolutely mad for them in my pregnancy, to the extent that DD was approximately 50% prawn mayo sandwich at birth.

The only reason to avoid prawn cocktail would be if it had been made with unpasteurised raw egg, but even then you'd be fine if the eggs were lion-stamped.

u32ng Tue 01-Sep-15 06:57:32

Oh for some reason I thought cooked cold prawns was a no-no.

I probably still wouldn't eat shop/restaurant ones just in case, but I have prawns in the freezer so can cook them thoroughly myself...I feel a giant prawn cocktail lunch coming on this week then - yay!!!

sepa Tue 01-Sep-15 11:22:51

Enjoy grin

RockerMummy184 Tue 01-Sep-15 11:37:26

I read this before I went to sleep last night and ended up at Sainsburys at 8am buying a pack of seafood sticks for breakfast and a bag of scampi for lunch! grin

u32ng Tue 01-Sep-15 12:59:49

Hahaha the power of suggestion!

I am having cod with lemon and parsley tonight and then my prawn cocktail for lunch at work tomorrow!

It's hardly a standard lunch so I will probably get some hmm looks haha

Junosmum Tue 01-Sep-15 13:23:37

I'm going to have to buy a prawn cocktail now.

sepa Tue 01-Sep-15 16:28:26

I just had scampi fries. It's not the same

BikeRunSki Tue 01-Sep-15 16:31:02

I craved prawn; crayfish and rocket and tuna sandwhiches in both pg, and ate them all.

u32ng Wed 02-Sep-15 06:14:50

I found a brilliant recipe via an old Guardian article online yesterday.

Prawns are defrosted & sauce & lettuce is ready to go too. I am practically giddy with excitement over my lunch today haha!!

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