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Shrimp Paste

Yield about 2 1/2 cups


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • Assorted crackers

How to Make It

  1. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; place shrimp in bowl, and cover with lid. Coarsely grind shrimp. (A meat grinder may be used instead of food processor, if desired.)

  2. Combine ground shrimp and butter in a medium mixing bowl; stir until well blended. Add lemon juice, onion juice, salt, pepper, mustard, and mace; mix well. Refrigerate several hours. Serve with crackers.

  3. Note: Shrimp paste may be spooned into a lightly greased decorative mold.

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