Potted prawns

This impressive starter is unbelievably simple to create – and if you make it in advance you’ll save even more time


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 400g/14oz Young’s Greenland Prawns
  • Generous pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Generous pinch of mixed herbs
  • Generous pinch of ground mace
  • Generous grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 350g/12oz unsalted butter, melted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Toast to serve

Pound the prawns to a paste in a pestle and mortar. Transfer to a bowl and season with the cayenne, herbs, mace and nutmeg.

Carefully mix in the butter then spoon into 4 ramekins. Chill in the fridge for an hour or two before serving with lots of freshly ground black pepper and slices of toast.