Cheesy Prawn Gratin Recipe

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Serves2
SkillEasy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories650 Kcal33%
Fat37 g53%
Saturated Fat22 g110%

Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) raw, shelled king prawns
  • 4tbsp strong cheese, grated
  • 2tbsp dill, chopped
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • 40g (1½oz) plain flour
  • 300ml (½pt) milk

You will need:

  • 2 x 250ml (9fl oz) gratin dishes

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C, 180C fan, 400F, gas 6.
  2. Make the sauce first by melting the butter in a saucepan, stir through the flour and cook for a couple of minutes until it smells biscuity. Very slowly, whisk in the milk until you have a thick, smooth white sauce. Season well.
  3. Place the prawns in the bottom of the gratin dishes. Mix half the cheese and the dill into the béchamel sauce, and pour over the prawns. Top with the rest of the cheese, the breadcrumbs and more seasoning.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sauce is bubbling and the breadcrumbs are golden.
  5. Serve with a crunchy green salad. These will sit assembled, but not cooked, in the fridge a day in advance.