The Rye Spice Co. Ltd.

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Potted Prawns

Potted Prawns

Like potted Shrimps?  Then you will love our “Potted Prawns”.  The Spices in this recipe make it’s unique flavour and these are a great starter at a dinner party or as a light meal any time of the day.   You won’t buy expensive potted Shrimps again!

Recipe makes 4 portions.


  • 3/4 tsp Ground Mace
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • pinch of Fine Sea Salt
  • Black Peppercorns for seasoning
  • Dill Weed Tops for serving
  • 1 fresh Garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g fresh cooked peeled Prawns
  • 250g Salted Butter


  1. Gently heat the Butter in a pan, add the Mace, Cayenne Pepper, Salt and Garlic and gently warm through.  Season with freshly ground Pepper.
  2. Seperate the Prawns between the 4 ramekins.
  3. Pour the Butter mixture over the Prawns equally, give them a shake to ensure the butter reaches the bottom of the ramekin.
  4. Keep in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight to set.
  5. When you are ready to eat them, put the ramekin in a small amount of  hot water making sure it reaches almost to the top of the pot, after a minute turn out onto the plate.  If the mixture doesn’t come away easily you may need to run a knife around the outside of the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle over some Dill Weed Tops and serve with toast.

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The Rye Spice Co. Ltd.
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East Sussex
TN31 7TE

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