Whisky potted prawns

Matt Tebbutts mum used to make these when he was a child. He says this dish is unashamedly rich and old-fashioned but really hits the spot
By Matt Tebbutt
Whisky potted prawns
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • about 280 g shelled small prawns, rinsed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • about 100 g caerphilly cheese, grated


1. Preheat the grill to the highest temperature.

2. Sweat the diced onion in the butter in a frying pan until translucent, for about 10 minutes.

3. Add the double cream, bring to the boil and pour in the whisky. Boil off the alcohol for about a minute. Stir in the prawns, parsley and half of the cheese to bind with the cream mixture and remove from the heat.

4. Divide between small heatproof pots and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.

5. Place under the grill until the tops are golden brown. Serve immediately.

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