Crab and Prawn Hot Pots

Crab and Prawn Hot Pots

Serves: to serve 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 30 mins

6 tablespoons - extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves - garlic

6 tablespoons - sun-dried tomato paste

2 tablespoons - tomato purée (concentrated tomato paste)

½ teaspoon - freshly-crushed black pepper

12 - uncooked peeled prawns

1¼ lb - crab meat chunks

2 - 3 oz - gruyere cheese

2 oz - butter

  1. Grate the cheese, peel and crush (mince) the garlic and drain the crab. Mix the olive oil, garlic, sun-dried tomato paste, tomato purée and crushed black pepper. Stir in the prawns and then mix gently through the king crab (try not to break up the chunks of crab). Divide the mixture between four heat-proof bowls, cups or dishes and top with grated gruyere cheese and small knobs of butter.
  2. Cook in a preheated moderately hot oven (Mk 6 - 400ºF - 200ºC) for 20-25 minutes until the cheese has melted and sauce is bubbling hot. Serve immediately.