Potted shrimps are a traditional Lancashire dish made with brown shrimp flavoured with nutmeg. The dish consists of brown shrimp in nutmeg-flavoured 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 favourite 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 Scotts Restaurant on Mount Street in London where it is still served to this day.