Potted Shrimp

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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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Serve the shrimp with toast or buttered whole wheat bread, as an appetizer or tasty snack.


  • 2 lb/1 kg tiny or medium-sized shrimp, cooked
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice


  1. Peel the shrimp. In a heatproof dish, combine the shrimp with the allspice, nutmeg, cayenne, salt and pepper. Pour over three-quarters of the clarified butter, cover the dish and bake at 300°F/150°C for one hour.
  2. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop medium-sized shrimp in a food processor. Leave tiny shrimp whole. Taste for seasoning. Pack the shrimp into a st