Prawn salad rolls & chicken meatball subs

Prawn Rolls:

This would also work with crab or lobster pretty well if you wanna get even more impressive. This is a very quick and easy recipe, but excellent. Probably goes without saying, but god I love mayonnaise.

Makes 6 rolls


750gms cooked prawns.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
Half a bunch of dill, off the stalks
3/4 of a large cucumber,
chopped into rough cubes
Cracked pepper
6 bread rolls/ hot dog buns. 

Shell the prawns and cut them in half. Mix in the mayonnaise, dill, mustard, and cucumber. Season with cracked pepper and keep refrigerated until you're ready to stuff it in the bread rolls/hot dog buns.

Chicken Meatball Subs (with tomato sauce):

If you've got a little more time on your hands, these meatball subs are super filling and good for more carniverous mates. If you wanna make it even easier, you don't have to make your own tomato sauce - mine probably isn't THAT much better than the jar stuff....

Makes: about 8 subs


500g chicken mince
150g breadcrumbs
3/4 cup of milk
1 egg
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 cup shaved parmesan

1 can crushed tomatoes
1 large onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons fennel seeds

Worcestershire sauce
Balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves. 

8 Bread rolls


Get the tomato sauce going first so it has time to thicken. 

Heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the onion until it's soft. Add the garlic and the fennel seeds and cook for a few more minutes. Add the tin of tomatoes. Fill the tin up with water and add that too. Add the rest of of the sauce ingredients (put a splash of both the balsamic and Worcestershire sauce in, then taste to see if it needs more of either) and simmer until it's thick and rich. Add the basil leaves at the end.

In a medium bowl, pour the milk over the breadcrumbs and leave to sit for a minute until it's soaked in. Add the chicken mince, egg, thyme and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper.

Oil an oven tray. Roll the chicken mixture into balls (you may need to oil  your hands if it's too sticky) and place on the tray, covering lightly with a bit more oil. Cook for about 20 minutes until golden brown (cut one open when you take them out to make sure they're cooked through).

Add the meatballs to the sauce mixture. Cool and then put in a container if you're transporting them, otherwise stuff as many as you can into a bread roll and go nuts.