Savory Potted Prawns is a traditional British dish made with shrimp flavored with anchovy and nutmeg or mace.
The dish is usually set in a small pot or ramekin, with the butter acting as a preservative. Some type of heat is usually added, either cayenne pepper, or a hot sauce as I use in my version of this classic appetizer.
Potted shrimp was a favorite dish of Ian Fleming who passed on his predilection for the delicacy to his fictional creation James Bond. I remember fondly reading about this strange dish in his books when I was young. (it seemed strange to a young Polish gal, anyway!)
This is such a simple recipe, but yields a very “fancy” presentation of shrimp preserved in a lovely anchovy, garlic and mace butter sauce.
You actually want to cook the butter sauce a few minutes to help start the flavors to meld. Then the sauce sits off the heat while you peel and devein the shrimp. This extra step allows you to serve your Savory Potted Prawns only 24 hours after preparing, as opposed to the usual 48 hours.
Savory Potted Shrimp will last in your refrigerator for up to 7 days.
I like to store mine in a glass jar, especially if I’m not serving individual ramekin servings. That way we can pluck a few Savory Potted Prawns from the jar whenever we feel like a quick snack.
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SAVORY POTTED PRAWNS will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator. Calorie and nutritional counts will vary according to the specific ingredients used.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 34mgSodium 300mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g
SAVORY POTTED PRAWNS will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator.
Calorie and nutritional counts will vary according to the specific ingredients used.
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