Potted Shrimp by Vincent Price
The cookbook is full of great recipes by Mr and Mrs. Price and their friends, famous and otherwise.
The original cookbook is a highly prized collectible now, but I believe it was reprinted in 1995.
Very rich, it may be something of an aquired taste. I think it is the bomb! (the daughter just darted me a look that meant, "Mom. you're too old to be talking like that!")
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- 1 c
- tiny salad shrimp, cooked, or larger cooked prawns chopped up
- 2 Tbsp
- grated onion
- 1/4 c
- melted butter
- 1/4 tsp
- 1/8 tsp
1Melt butter and add spices. Mix with shrimp, making sure shrimp is covered by butter mixture, adding more melted butter if needed. Place in a small bowl or crock and chill at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. Take out of fridge 20 minutes before serving to allow it to soften a little. Will keep several days or longer - potting is a centuries-old method of food preservation.
Spread on water crackers, use in omelets, etc.
2This is the traditional potted shrimp.
*The mace is traditional, but can be skipped, if desired.
Other spices and herbs (choppped parsley is good)can be added, just be sure all is covered with melted butter.