Potted prawns recipe

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4 - 6






10 min


5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 253 kCal 13%
Fat 21g 30%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%

Good dinner party starter or lunchtime snack, quick and easy to make using cooked frozen prawns


  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 400g (14oz) cooked prawns, defrosted if frozen
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 4-6 sprigs of dill, for garnish
  • Melba toast or crispbreads, to serve
  • 4-6 small pots or dishes


  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the prawns and cook over a gentle heat for 3-4 mins, or until the prawns are hot.

  • Stir in the lemon zest, cayenne pepper nutmeg and seasoning. Divide prawns between the pots or dishes and pour the butter over the top.

  • Leave the mixture to cool so that the butter sets.

  • Once cold, the prawns may be refrigerated for up to 2 days, but remove the pots/dishes from the fridge about 10-15 mins before serving, to allow them to warm slightly.

  • Garnish each pot/dish with a sprig of dill and serve with Melba toast or crispbreads.

Top tip for making Potted prawns

If this recipe is prepared more than a day in advance, make sure the prawns are completely covered with butter to stop them drying out - so add a little more butter, if necessary

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