Miso-buttered potted coldwater prawns with seaweed crackers

Miso-buttered potted coldwater prawns with seaweed crackers

This recipe for potted coldwater prawns with homemade seaweed crackers is a spin on the traditional potted brown shrimp. The delicate sweet and salty flavour of the coldwater prawns pairs well with the miso and spice-infused butter.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the miso and whisk to combine
  2. Step 2

    Once the miso is fully incorporated, add the prawns, chilli powder and white pepper, and warm through very gently, over a low heat
  3. Step 3

    Remove the prawns from the pan using a slotted spoon, reserving the remaining miso butter, then divide them between 4 large ramekins. Press down gently to make sure they are level
  4. Step 4

    Allow the prawns to cool slightly, then transfer to the fridge to set. This should take around 15 minutes
  5. Step 5

    Once set, remove from the fridge and pour over the rest of the miso butter. Sprinkle over the black sesame seeds. Return to the fridge to set overnight
  6. Step 6

    The next day, preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7
  7. Step 7

    Combine the flour, furikake or sesame seeds, nori, salt, sugar and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until just combined
  8. Step 8

    Add 120ml water, and pulse briefly until the dough just starts to come together
  9. Step 9

    Remove from the food processor and knead into a shaggy dough. Cover with a bowl, and let rest for 15 minutes
  10. Step 10

    Divide the dough into 4 pieces, to make it more manageable to roll out
  11. Step 11

    Roll out each piece of dough as thinly as possible on a lightly floured surface, about 2mm thick. Use an offset spatula to lift up and re-flour any parts of the dough which begin to stick to the work surface
  12. Step 12

    Place the thin sheets of dough onto a baking tray, and cook for 6 minutes on each side. Check them after they have been cooking for 3 minutes on the second side to make sure they don’t burn
  13. Step 13

    Turn the oven off and let the crackers sit in the oven until the oven is cool, to ensure they get really crisp
  14. Step 14

    Serve the white-miso infused potted prawns with the seaweed crackers broken into pieces on the side