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Shrimp Mold

Yield 4 cups


  • About 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 3 1/2 pounds unpeeled medium shrimp, uncooked
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 to 6 drops hot sauce
  • Paprika
  • Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Pimiento strips (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and reduce heat. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well. Peel and devein shrimp.

  2. Grind shrimp or reduce almost to a paste in a food processor. Add butter; blend well. Stir in mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, mace, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.

  3. Lightly oil a 4-cup fish mold, and line with plastic wrap. Pack shrimp mixture firmly into mold; chill several hours or overnight. Turn out onto a serving dish, and peel off plastic wrap. Sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with parsley, lemon slices, and pimiento, if desired. Serve with crackers.

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