I really wasn't going to post a recipe today, but I'm flipping through this wonderful cook book Dulcie sent me, The Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking, and came across something I haven't made in years. It is perfect for a New Year's Eve party. A slice of this is sometimes served with grits and scrambled eggs for breakfast in the lowcountry. I could slap a slice of this on two pieces of bread and be happy any time of day.
This is it for this year my friends, have a safe and Happy New Year!
Savannah Shrimp Paste
1 small loaf pan
1 3/4 pounds raw shrimp
3/4 cup softened butter, plus additional butter for dotting
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash black pepper
2 cups toasted breadcrumbs (less breadcrumbs if you like)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Cook, shell, and devein shrimp; run through food chopper (food processor) and mash to smooth paste. Mix in softened butter, Worcestershire, salt, and peppers, and blend to a butterlike consistency.
Press into small loaf pan, top with breadcrumbs, and dot with butter.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Chill, slice thin,and serve on crackers.