Potted prawns with anchovy butter

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Potted prawns with anchovy butter
Potted prawns with anchovy butter
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

    (plus setting time)

Woman's Weekly recipe Perk up afternoon tea with this dill and paprika prawn spread - great on Melba toast.


  • 50g can anchovies, drained125g (4oz) butter
  • 200g (7oz) cooked prawns, chopped (defrosted if frozen)
  • 1-2tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sprigs of dill and lemon slices, to serve
  • Melba toast, to serve
  • 4 small dishes


  1. Reserve 4 anchovies and finely chop the rest.
  2. Gently melt the butter in a pan and stir in the prawns, chopped anchovies, dill and paprika. Season to taste then divide the mixture between 4 small dishes and spoon over any remaining butter.
  3. Cut the reserved anchovies into thin strips and lay them over the top of the prawns. Chill the dishes until the butter sets.
  4. Allow the prawns to come to room temperature and garnish with sprigs of dill and lemon slices before serving with Melba toast.

Per pot: 304 calories; 27g fat. Not suitable for freezing.Feature: Sue McMahon. Photos: Props stylist: Sue Radcliffe

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 304(kcal)
  • Fat 27.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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