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Potted Prawns

Preparation time 20 minutes, plus 30 minutes to chill.
Cooking time 5 minutes.
Calories 555 per portion

ingredients

serves 4
4 spring onions
450 g (1 lb) peeled cooked prawns
150 ml (1/4 pint) mayonnaise
2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
pinch of cayenne
salt and pepper
100 g (4 oz) butter
Garnish
whole prawns watercress sprigs curly endive (optional)

method

1. Thinly slice the spring onions. Place 225 g (8 oz) prawns in a liquidiser, add the mayonnaise, horseradish, spring onions andlemon juice. Blend the mixture to a paste. Mix the remaining prawns into the paste. Add the cayenne, salt and pepper. Press the prawn mixture into individual ramekins.

2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, then pour it over the potted prawns, dividing the quantity evenly between the ramekins. Refrigerate until the butter is firm, about 30 minutes.

3. Garnish the potted prawns with whole prawns, watercress, and curly endive, if liked, and serve with hot buttered toast.

Microwave Tip
To defrost prawns, spread over a double thickness of absorbent kitchen paper. Cover with absorbent kitchen paper and cook on full power for about 3 minutes (for 450 g (1 lb).

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