Shrimp Butter

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

You can easily make this shellfish butter from crawfish, crabs, or lobster, but shrimp are classic in the Lowcountry. Early in the shrimp season, when the sweet, tiny creek shrimp are all you can find in a cast net, you can make this butter without the maddening effort of cleaning the inch-long shrimp. It is true that creek shrimp are the sweetest and must be used for authentic Charleston shrimp and grits, but you can extract their flavor in this way without having to pick them.