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Prawn or Shrimp Paste

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Category: Scottish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Cooked shrimps or prawns;
  • -shelled
  • 11 7/8 oz Butter
  • 1 lb Filleted haddock or other
  • -white fish
  • 3 Fillet ed anchovies or
  • 1 ts Anchovy essence
  • 1 pn Cayenne pepper
  • 1 pn Mace


Shell cooked shrimps, boil washed shells barely covered with water for 1/2

Strain, poach skinned haddock in liquid for about 10 minutes until cooked.

If shrimps were bought unshelled, poach fish in water.

Drain fish, pound to paste with mace, anchovy, cayenne pepper to taste.

Let paste get cold, add all but 2 level tbsps butter, beat until smooth.

Add chopped shrimps, heat all but do not cook, press into deep dish.

When cool, melt rest of butter, pour over, allow to get cold.

When cut it appears as a soft pink butter studded with shrimp pieces.

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