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Potted Prawns-Christmas snacks

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Ingredients

600 g (1 Lb 50 oz) Cooked small prawns
250 g (9 oz) Butter
1/2 Tsp Ground mace
1/2 Tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 Tsp (grated) Fresh Nutmeg
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp (chopped) Fresh Chives
6 slices (to serve) White bread slices

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Potted Prawns-Christmas snacks

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    Want some potted prawns this Christmas? Well here we have a recipe that will blow your mind away.

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    Potted shrimps are traditionally a British dish; that is made with shrimp flavoured with nutmeg. This dish consists of shrimp in a nutmeg-flavoured butter. Which is served in a small pot? The butter is acting as a preservative for the shrimps, along with cayenne pepper which is also included.

     

     

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    1
    Done

    Dry the prawns on a kitchen paper. Clarify the butter by just gently melting it in a small pan. Spoon off the white scum, then pour the clarified butter into another pan, discarding any milky residue.

    2
    Done

    Add the mace, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and Worchestershire sauce to the clarified butter. Season then, heat through for 3 minutes, without letting the mixture boil. Take off the heat and cool slightly. Stir in most of the chopped chives.

    3
    Done

    Divide the prawns among 6 100 ml ramekins and top with the flavoured butter. Sprinkle the remaining chives on top. Chill overnight.

    4
    Done

    Preheat the grill. Put a slice of bread on a baking sheet and toast until golden. Cut off the crusts and slice each piece horizontally through the centre to make 2 slices. Toast the uncooked sides until golden. Carefully slicing each piece in half diagonally and serving it with the prawns.

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