If you’ve never tried potted shrimp, a classic British hors d’oeuvre, think of it as a chunky, buttery shrimp spread seasoned with freshly grated nutmeg and a touch of cayenne. Here, it’s paired with a bright, crunchy salad for an elegant appetizer.
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Make Ahead Tips
The potted shrimp may be made up to 2 days ahead; keep it refrigerated until 2 hours before serving. The salad may be dressed up to 30 minutes before serving.
Wild-caught domestic shrimp have a sweeter flavor and more delicate texture than farm-raised imports.
This is SO good! Full of flavor, buttery and delicious, so easy to make, and able to do it ahead of time. I've brought this to parties to great fanfare and it's now one of my "go to" party apps. Haven't done the salad, just toast, and it's a hit!
This was not good at all. The taste was heavy and fat laden. wasted $ on shrimp for this dish.
I made only the potted shrimp and served it with little toasts and my guests raved! I'll be making it again and again, as it is SO simple and fast.
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