My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Savannah Shrimp Paste

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
print recipe

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.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-)

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron


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