Potted shrimps & watercress on toast

Potted shrimps & watercress on toast

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins

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Makes 6 chunky fingers

Rich, buttery potted shrimps are a real British delicacy - and this dish is ready in just five minutes

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  • 2 slices of toast
  • 55g tub of potted shrimps
  • about ½ lemon, juice only
  • cayenne pepper
  • watercress sprigs and lemon wedges, to serve

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  1. Spread the toast slices with the potted shrimps. Add a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of cayenne.
  2. Cut into fingers, add a sprig of watercress to each one and serve straight away with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2005

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gwengarner's picture

How do I make the potted shrimp please?

mjpatrikios's picture

Yes also thought the recipe would show me how to make potted shrimp. Can someone tell us???

joffal's picture
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Hardly a recipe.

hanna136's picture

Is this really a recipe? How to spread potted shrimps on a slice of toast?

bgee123's picture

Mee Too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sassymoo3's picture

Well, was hoping this was a recipe to show me how to actually make potted shrimps, not just how to spread it on toast!

miniminx59's picture
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sorry, but needing a recipe to show how potted shrimps could be made into a tasty snack by spreading on toast means a serious lack of imagination!!

i clicked on this hoping to find out how to actually make potted shrimp. is there a proper recipe on this site somewhere?

natalie96's picture
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If Jamie Oliver can put fish finger sandwiches in one of his books then i dont see anything wrong with someone showing us how to turn potted shrimps into a tasty snack.

Very tasty.

troleman's picture
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I LOVE potted shrimps on toast. A great favourite in the North West. But where to buy them East of the pennines? Does anyone know?

mineke's picture

@susiesu, I'm with you on this one.
Next they will feature peanutbutter sandwiches as a recipe. ;-)

j0hnharding's picture

I've done something very similar to this as a starter for posh dinner parties for a number of years - who cares that it's barely a recipe when it SO delicious! Try it on wholemeal soda bread with a roasted baby beet relish

susiesu's picture

Is this really a recipe?