Friday, October 16, 2015

On the last day of the RMS Titanic, a great menu was to be had!

 If I were on board the Titanic on the night it sunk, I well might have selected the 'Potted Shrimp' from the menu on that day.

Potted shrimps, as were served on the ill-fated Titanic, are a traditional Lancashire dish made with brown shrimp flavored with nutmeg. The dish consists of brown shrimp in nutmeg-flavored butter, which has set in a small pot. Cayenne pepper may also be included. It is traditionally eaten with bread. The butter acts as a preservative.

Potted shrimp was a favorite dish of Ian Fleming who passed on his predilection for the delicacy to his famous fictional creation James Bond. Fleming reputedly used to eat the dish at Scott's Restaurant on Mount Street in London where it is still served to this day.

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