Potted Shrimps

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By Tom Parker Bowles

Published 2013

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There are many claimants to the crustacean throne, with various lobsters and crabs elbowing their way into our affections. But the modest brown shrimp, Crangon crangon, is a definite contender. The only prawn we call a shrimp (unlike the Americans, who call all prawns shrimp), it’s small and intensely sweet. The best in the world come from Morecambe Bay in Lancashire. Potting is one of those old British techniques that has fallen by the wayside, but before the invention of refrigeration, co