Potted Shrimp

A Simple And Easy To Follow Guide

If you want a quick and simple starter why not try our potted shrimp recipe? It's something local and easy to make. A snack or starter, we used eat it with home baked bread for Sunday tea. Tradition dictates the use of mace but this ingredient seems to be passing out of use. If you are looking for a connection to Kent - Wikipedia claims potted shrimp was a favorite of Ian Fleming (the Bond author from Kent). More successful recipes are stored in our Recipe Directory.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4

1 pint of peeled brown shrimp 150g of butter
1 tablespoon of finely chopped chive
1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
One small crushed clove of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Put the butter and garlic into a pan and leave whilst the butter melts and the garlic softens. It should only take a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, stir in for about 30 seconds then add the rest of the ingredients and keep stirring. It will only take four to five minutes to cook, the mixture mustn't boil at any stage.
  3. Traditionally the potted shrimp is put into individual portions (ramekins) but If you don't have them use any suitable bowl. Allow to cool for a few minutes then place in the fridge to set.
  4. Serve with toast or brown bread. You might like to make up cucumber sandwiches using the shrimp instead of butter.