Potted prawns with hot smoked salmon

This is the perfect starter for a dinner party. Really, REALLY easy to make (i.e. assemble) and it always goes down well. What makes it even better is that it can be made ahead of time if kept in the fridge, just take it out about 20 – 30 minutes before serving so that the butter softens a bit. You could even make a large one that can be shared if you don’t fancy making individual portions.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g small cooked prawns
  • 180g hot smoked salmon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Few dashes of Worcestershire sauce

Method:

  1. Gently melt the butter in a saucepan – do not stir, set aside to settle
  2. Pour the clear melted butter into a jug, make sure that you leave the whey behind
  3. Peel the skin off the salmon and flake it into a bowl
  4. Add the prawns and all the seasoning
  5. Gently mix together and divide the mixture into 4 ramekins – flatten gently to make it level
  6. Pour over the butter and tap the jars to release any air bubbles – make sure the seafood is covered
  7. Cover and chill in the fridge to set for at least 20 – 30 mins
  8. Serve with sliced bread, toasted or fresh (I prefer it toasted) and a wedge of lemon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s