Potted Prawns

potted prawns

Potted Prawns

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Servings: 4
Calories: 507
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes


  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 lb peeled cooked prawns
  • 1/4 pint mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of cayenne
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz butter


  • whole prawns watercress sprigs curly endive optional


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
Calories: 507 kcal
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Protein: 24 g
Fat: 46g
Saturated Fat: 18 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 256 mg
Sodium: 538 mg
Potassium: 359 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 848 IU
Vitamin C: 6 mg
Calcium: 92 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Ingredients Fish & Seafood, Prawn
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