Potted shrimp

Potted shrimp
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, plus chilling

Serve this seaside classic with brown bread and lemon wedges as a satisfying starter.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
115kcals
Fat
18.8g (11.6g saturated)
Protein
16.1g
Carbohydrates
0.1g (no sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
6.5g
Calories
115kcals
Fat
18.8g (11.6g saturated)
Protein
16.1g
Carbohydrates
0.1g (no sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
6.5g

Ingredients

  • 125g unsalted butter, plus 50g extra
  • Grating of fresh nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 400g peeled brown shrimp
  • Brown bread and lemon wedges to serve

Method

  1. Melt the 125g butter in a pan. Add the spices and a good pinch of sea salt. Add the shrimp and coat well.
  2. Divide among 6 small ramekins and chill in the fridge until set.
  3. Melt the 50g butter in a heavy-based pan. Strain off the clear butter at the top, leaving the milk solids in the pan (discard the solids). Pour the clarified butter over the shrimps. Chill for at least 2 hours, then serve with brown bread and lemon wedges.

delicious. tips

  1. The clarified butter acts as a seal. You can discard it before serving.

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