Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Vintage Recipe

As it was written in the 1920s

Potted Shrimps

Shell enough shrimps to make 1 pint.

Melt 4oz butter in a clean pot and add a blade of Mace and a tiny pinch of Cayenne pepper.

Put in the shrimps and bake gently till quite hot, but not boiling.Remove from the oven and pack into small pots, leaving a little space on top.

When quite cold, pour in enough mutton fat or clarified butter, to make a half inch layer.

Store in a cool place.

Not sure about the mutton fat. I plumped for clarified butter. Tasted delicious on wholemeal toast.

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