David’s Dish Development: Shrimp

David’s Dish Developement

As the countdown to our re-opening draws closer our fab Head Chef, David Hall, has been back in the kitchen developing new and exciting fishy dishes for you all to try.

Over the past couple of week’s David has been putting two dishes head to head, and asking for your vote on which one is of-fish-ically the best. 

Each of the winning recipes will take pride of plaice on our Hook lunch menu, and we have saved the best for last. This week it’s the battle of the shrimp…

 So make sure you pop over to our Instagram (@TheFishHotel) to cast your vote.

What is more, David is sharing his recipes and know-how behind his fabulous food, so you can tide yourself over and try making them at home.

After all, it would be shellfish to keep up this scrummy grub to ourselves.

Over to you David…

Perfectly Potted Shrimp with Toasted Sourdough

For your shrimp butter you will need:
250g butter
62g brunoised shallots
175g brown shrimp
1g cayenne pepper
1g smoked paprika
40g Lango oil
1 lemon zest
10g lemon juice
5g salt

To make your potted shrimp you will need to do the following:

  • Firstly, cook your shallots in your butter, once soft remove from the heat.
  • Then stir all your other ingredients into the butter and onion mixture.
  • Place your bowl into the fryer and stir every 5 minutes until your butter thickens and the mix emulsifies.
  • Then pop your shrimp mix into sterilised glass jars and garnish with some nice herbs such as chives, dill or parsley.
  • Then leave your shrimp mix to set in the fridge.
  • When serving remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Serve with toasted crusty bread.
  • Enjoy! 

Delicious Asparagus with Potted Shrimp Butter 

  • Firstly, prep and blanch your asparagus in boiling salt water.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and refresh in ice water.
  • Next, drain your asparagus from the water and dry on a j-cloth.
  • To serve use a griddle pan or BBQ to lightly char and reheat you asparagus.
  • In a pan melt your potted shrimp butter (to make your shrimp butter, simply follow the recipe above).
  • Then add a handful of capers and garnish with soft herbs such as chervil and dill.
  • Then voila, enjoy!

Remember to head to our Instagram (@TheFishHotel) to vote for the dish you think is shrimply the best!


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