Potted shrimps & watercress on toast

Potted shrimps & watercress on toast

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Prep: 5 mins


Makes 6 chunky fingers
Rich, buttery potted shrimps are a real British delicacy - and this dish is ready in just five minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: nutrition per finger

  • kcal84
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt1.22g
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  • 2 slices of toast
  • 55g tub of potted shrimps
  • about ½ lemon, juice only



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • cayenne pepper
  • watercress sprigs and lemon wedges, to serve



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…


  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.

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1st Jul, 2012
How do I make the potted shrimp please?
20th Mar, 2011
I think this is one of the classic versions of potted shrimps, done by clarifying the butter (not all do): http://www.retrofoodrecipes.com/potted_shrimps.html
2nd Mar, 2011
Yes also thought the recipe would show me how to make potted shrimp. Can someone tell us???
27th Feb, 2011
Hardly a recipe.
21st Jan, 2011
Is this really a recipe? How to spread potted shrimps on a slice of toast?
20th Jan, 2011
Mee Too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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25th Jul, 2010
Well, was hoping this was a recipe to show me how to actually make potted shrimps, not just how to spread it on toast!
5th Jul, 2010
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?
19th Nov, 2009
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.
21st Jul, 2009
Hi Mr Tom - Both Waitrose & Booths stock them, alternatively you can get your fix at www.morecambebayshrimps.com. Hope this helps!


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