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Reprinted with permission from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin. Copyright © 2012. Published by Smart Pop Books. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés        

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 30 canapés
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
This recipe appears in: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook's Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés


  • 1 pound small–medium shrimp, peeled (approximately 30 shrimp)
  • Salt, for water and for sprinkling
  • Juice ¼ lemon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 30 Melba toast rounds
  • Ground white pepper, for sprinkling
  • 2 finely chopped chives, for sprinkling


  1. 1

    Boil 2 cups water; add shrimp,  salt, and lemon juice. Cook covered 3-5 minute, until shrimp are pink and cooked through Drain and chill.

  2. 2

    In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, curry powder and coriander. Blend well; spread butter on toast and top with a shrimp. Sprinkle with salt,  white pepper and chopped chives.


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