Potted Shrimps for a Traditional Yorkshire Shrimp Tea

245 mins (prep 240, cooking 5)
11 ingredients
4 servings
Delicate pink shrimps nestled in spiced butter that are packed into earthenware pots, and sealed with golden clarified butter - quintessential British fare that is tinged with timeless elegance of an old-fashioned Seaside teatime treat! Although Morecambe Bay in the North West of England is most famous for its potted shrimps, I remember these amazing Yorkshire Shrimp Teas from my childhood; you would see signs outside country cottages and farmhouses along the Yorkshire coastline near Scarborough and Whitby. Potted shrimps are traditionally served with hot toast and lashings of hot (preferably Yorkshire) tea! Serve these potted shrimp as appetisers, or for a real “Yorkshire Shrimp Tea” - with hot buttered toast, fresh lemon wedges and a pot of tea. This recipe is based on a 19th century recipe found in an old country cookbook, which I bought in an antique bookshop in England. (Prep time includes chilling time.)

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Serving Size (38.75 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 271.03 Calories from Fat 274.95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.55g 188.03%
Saturated Fat 19.34g 386.83%
Trans Fat 1.23g %
Cholesterol 80.62mg 107.5%
Sodium 241.24mg 40.21%
Total Carbohydrate 0.29g 0.38%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 1.89%
Sugars 0.12 g %
Protein 0.36g 2.89%
Vitamin A 1031.03IU% Vitamin C 0.18mg%
Calcium 9.84mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shrimp, peeled, fresh lemon, finely chopped shallot, salt and black pepper