Potted Shrimp Recipe

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Johanna Modified: August 27, 2021
Potted Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Potted Shrimp

This potted shrimp is a classic seafood appetizer loaded with sumptuous buttery flavors. They’re great chilled in the fridge then served the day after.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 16ozunsalted butter
  • 1pinchnutmeg,grated
  • ¼tspsalt
  • pinchsmall white pepper
  • 1lbshrimp,peeled and deveined, cut into bite-size pieces


  1. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

  2. Turn off the heat when there is foam form on the top and the butter is melted. Strain the butter through cheesecloth or a very fine mesh strainer into a glass measuring jug.

  3. The yellow liquid is the clarified butter.

  4. Carefully pour the clarified butter back into the pan keeping the solids in the jug.

  5. Heat the clarified butter over medium heat and stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked.

  6. Spoon the shrimp into 2 8-ounce ramekins in an even layer and pour the butter over so it covers the shrimp. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the butter is set. This will take about 1 hour.

  8. Serve with toasted bread slices.


  • Calories: 595.85kcal
  • Fat: 62.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 39.04g
  • Trans Fat: 2.49g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.75g
  • Fiber: 0.01g
  • Sugar: 0.05g
  • Protein: 10.93g
  • Cholesterol: 257.79mg
  • Sodium: 436.21mg
  • Calcium: 59.01mg
  • Potassium: 103.66mg
  • Iron: 0.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 557.92µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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