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So, can I eat prawns or not?! Confused 😐

(15 Posts)
Flingmoo Sun 18-Dec-16 14:52:54

I'm getting really confused by the guidelines on this. I know raw ones are not allowed but what about a prawn cocktail sandwich? I've been really craving it! Any ideas? Would you eat prawns while pregnant?

cockermum85 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:02:24

According to the NHS website prawns are fine as long as they are cooked. And a little like smoked salmon, I'd guess if you get the frozen ones that'll kill anything.

I wouldn't have them out but I've eaten them at home so I know they are prepared properly and not been lying around for days.

Flingmoo Sun 18-Dec-16 15:06:50

That's the trouble, recently I always fancy a jacket potato or a sandwich with prawn cocktail at cafes when I'm out! And I suppose you can't entirely trust the food hygiene when you're out.

Eminybob Sun 18-Dec-16 15:10:04

When I was pregnant with DS one of my cravings was prawn cocktail sandwiches!
Nothing bad happened and I ate A LOT.

JunebabyT Sun 18-Dec-16 15:25:30

I thought they were fine and I have been eating them. Had a prawn curry last night!

Littlelegs19 Sun 18-Dec-16 15:34:21

I didn't have them till after 12 weeks then just had small amounts. Only you know what feels right for you. smile

GreedyDuck Sun 18-Dec-16 15:43:39

Prawns are fine.

Nobody in their right mind would eat a raw prawn, pregnant or not! I think you're confusing prawns with sushi/sashimi.

raviolidreaming Sun 18-Dec-16 17:08:55

Nobody in their right mind would eat a raw prawn, pregnant or not!

Exactly! They're grey and horrid looking!

ChickyDuck Sun 18-Dec-16 17:32:40

Actually prawn carpaccio/ceviche/tartare is absolutely delicious!

welshweasel Sun 18-Dec-16 17:37:15

Yep no problem with prawns, or any shellfish/seafood so long as it's cooked. Mussels, clams, scallops, all delicious! Just avoid the raw oysters. Sushi also fine so long as previously frozen, which most in the uk will be (certainly big chains like yo sushi).

Minispringroll Sun 18-Dec-16 19:02:43

Sushi also fine so long as previously frozen, which most in the uk will be (certainly big chains like yo sushi).
For the sushi, I'd ask. Yo Sushi don't generally have their fish previously frozen...at least not according to the ones I've been to in Exeter and Bristol.

BertieBotts Sun 18-Dec-16 19:45:38

So the pink prawns you can buy in shops are cooked? I never really thought about it before blush

welshweasel Sun 18-Dec-16 20:42:57

I checked with yo sushi's head office and they said all their fish (in common with pretty much all uk sushi restaurants) is pre frozen. Strange that certain branches are giving out different information.

raviolidreaming Sun 18-Dec-16 22:21:44

Yo Sushi told me that their salmon isn't pre-frozen, but that the FSA has found Norwegian farmed salmon to be very low risk for parasites and the freezing process damages the taste and quality. I ate a load yesterday and it was marvellous!

Potkettleblack2 Sun 18-Dec-16 22:45:09

Pink prawns = cooked prawns = fine to eat! I loved prawns when pregnant with DC2 and ate loads both at home and out.

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