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Potted shrimps

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Potted shrimps on toast with pickles

Potted shrimps are a traditional Lancashire dish made with brown shrimp flavoured with nutmeg. The dish consists of brown shrimp in nutmeg-flavoured butter, which has set in a small pot. Cayenne pepper may also be included.[1] It is traditionally eaten with bread. The butter acts as a preservative.[2]

Potted shrimp was a favourite dish of Ian Fleming who passed on his predilection for the delicacy to his famous fictional creation James Bond.[3] Fleming reputedly used to eat the dish at Scotts Restaurant on Mount Street in London where it is still served to this day.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Be eton, Isabella (1998) [1861]. Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Facsim. reprint of: London, 1861 ed.). Lewis: Southover. ISBN 1-870962-15-X. 
  2. ^ Paston-Williams, Sara (2005). "Morecambe Bay shrimps". Fish: Recipes from a Busy Island. London: National Trust. p. 140. ISBN 0-7078-0357-8. 
  3. ^ The Times, June 20, 2008
  4. ^ The Times, June 20, 2008

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