Crevettes en Pot

Potted shrimp.    I bought these cute little pots the other day and have been thinking about what I wanted to do with them.   Obviously, it had to involve some sort of fish.

I had some leftover garlic and chilli butters from the oysters and clams https://cookinginsens.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/step-away-from-the-fish-market/,  so decided to do a take on potted shrimp.  I found some very pretty shrimp in the market today!

Instead of the usual mace flavored butter, I made two different batches of the shrimp; one with a garlic parsley flavor and the other with a chilli flavor by just adding a tablespoon of the flavored butter to each batch.   This worked really well and tasted fantastic!

Potted Shrimp  

1 lb shrimp, cleaned

3/4 cup butter

1 tbsp chilli butter

1 tbsp garlic parsley butter

Chilli potted shrimp:  Melt 1/4 cup of butter with 1 tbsp chilli butter.   Add the shrimp and cook, stirring until the shrimp are cooked, about 3 minutes.   Do not boil.   Put in ceramic pots and refrigerate.

Garlic parsley potted shrimp:   Melt 1/4 cup of butter with 1 tbsp garlic parsley butter.   Add the shrimp and cook, stirring until the shrimp are cooked, about 3 minutes.   Do not boil.   Put in ceramic pots and refrigerate.

When the pots are cool and set, melt the remaining 1/4 cup of butter and pour a thin layer on top.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wine suggestion:   Muscadet

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An American living in Burgundy, France
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19 Responses to Crevettes en Pot

  1. realfunfood says:

    Those pots are absolutely adorable!!!! And your pics are beautiful!

  2. Delicious – I love potted shrimps and they look perfect in the little white pots.

  3. Thank you Roger. Isn’t it funny that you say shrimps(plural) and we say shrimp(singular and plural)? Americans, improving English for over 2 centuries. You’re welcome 🙂

  4. That’s great. Ha, shrimp/shrimps… laughing at your note to Roger. Anyway, great dish and dishes. These would be so cute for little fish pies with puff pastry too.

  5. Karen says:

    Oh, to have a dozen of those little pots. And of course, with the delicious shrimp inside.

  6. Kay Ecker says:

    These look delicious and I love your little pots :o) Rosemary, I don’t know how you can write so many posts in such a short time! I barely can get 2 out a week ;o)

  7. Hi Kay. Thank you. Well, I cook everyday and sometimes if I know what I’m cooking, I’ll start the draft at night before bed, then I just have to put in the pictures and clean it up a bit.

  8. ambrosiana says:

    What a delicious and simple recipe! Your pictures are awesome and just getting better and better!!!

  9. ....RaeDi says:

    Love your pictures, the little pots and the shrimp looks delicious….RaeDi

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  11. Sandy Harder says:

    These little pots are fantastic and I would like to use them commercially – could you give me a contact???

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