Sharing potted shrimp

Sharing potted shrimp

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Plus chilling

Skill level



Serves 4

Potting shellfish in a cayenne and mace-flavoured butter is a surprisingly simple fish starter that's great as part of a sharing platter

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 250g pack unsalted butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 280g cooked and peeled small brown shrimps
  • ¼ tsp ground mace
  • 2 good pinches cayenne pepper
  • juice ½ lemon

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  1. Melt the butter with the bay leaf in a pan or in a bowl in the microwave for 1 min. Add the shrimps, mace, a good pinch of cayenne pepper, the lemon juice and some seasoning. Mix everything together well.
  2. Tip the mixture into a shallow soufflé or gratin dish, or a jar, put the bay leaf on top and sprinkle with a pinch extra cayenne. Chill for at least 2 hrs, or up to 3 days before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2012

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I bought my brown shrimps at Sainsbury's (two packs for £6.00) and this is a really good recipe! My husband loves potted shrimps - a memory from earlier days - and this does not disappoint.

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hi you can get them from DONALDSON`S in kings lynn norfolk