Traditional shrimp nets Golden Fork
Southport Potted Shrimps by James Peet awarded
Great Taste Nigel Barden Heritage Award
Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2018. The Nigel Barden Heritage Award was presented to Southport Potted Shrimps from Lancashire for its “beautiful, balanced and fresh” Southport Potted Shrimps by James Peet. Landing a Great Taste 3-star this year, these “sweet and salty” brown shrimps from the west coast of England are cooked to a refined traditional recipe.
Fourth generation shrimp fisherman, James Peet, who found solace working on the coast and has been fishing commercially since 1974, was announced as the winner award at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 2 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.
Nigel Barden, broadcaster and cook, commented: “I’m happy to admit that this product is a taste of my Lancastrian childhood, evoking a memory about as exotic as something could be to a seven-year-old boy in short trousers. It’s still incredibly vivid; the butter cap that cracked beautifully when cut into, or as it ran onto brown toast when warmed through, with the addition of a squeeze of lemon and a twist of black pepper. It all came flooding back this time when I tasted the subtle spicing, the butteriness and the rich shellfish creaminess. This is culinary elixir and these shrimps haven’t died in vain. It is an absolute pleasure to present the Nigel Barden Heritage Award to James Peet’s Southport Potted Shrimps.”
Contact: Southport Potted Shrimps, James Peet, 01704 229266, www.pottedshrimp.co.uk
The Nigel Barden Heritage Award was sponsored by Dawn Meats.
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- Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
- A record breaking 12,634 different products were entered in 2018
- Over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers, blind taste each product
- Judging took place at the following locations:
- Guild HQ in Gillingham, Dorset, as well several other Dorset venues
- The Guild of Fine Food’s London home, No. 42 Southwark Street, SE1
- 192 awarded 3-star
- 1,207 awarded 2-star
- 3,254 awarded 1-star