Sue and John Baxter – James Baxter & Son – Morecambe Bay Shrimps

Sue and John Baxter – James Baxter & Son – Morecambe Bay Shrimps
Sue and John Baxter – James Baxter & Son – Morecambe Bay Shrimps

Slow Food UK is incredibly proud to have Ark of Taste producers like Sue and John Baxter from James Baxter & Son on board. Please read more about them and their forgotten food Morecambe Bay Shrimps below. Sue and John are also part of our Supporter Scheme.

Sue and John are Slow Fish producers.

How Sue and John got into producing Morecambe Bay Shrimps and why they chose this particular product
Sue and John Baxter took over James Baxter & Son in 2008, continuing the legacy of their father Robert ‘Bob’ Baxter, who had been in charge for over 40 years. They have been producing Morecambe Bay potted shrimp since 1799, and take great pride in making this wonderful product to the same traditional recipe every generation of Baxter has. The beauty of potted shrimp is in their simplicity and so Sue and John know that by using the best possible raw ingredients, and sticking to their secret family recipe, they are able to maintain the high standards their family have always kept. The Queen Mother granted James Baxter & Son a Royal Warrant in 1962, and five years later the Queen did so herself. Over 50 years later the company still provides the Royal household with potted shrimp, and so James Baxter & Son truly are ‘fit for a queen’.

Products that Sue and John are offering 
James Baxter & Son have always been famous for their potted shrimps made from their secret family recipe. They do also sell quality fish, smoked fish and game, all available on the website.

Sue and John’s favourite Morecambe Bay Shrimp recipe
They key with potted shrimps is to not overcomplicate things. A good way to eat them is to warm them up quickly in a pan for about 30 seconds and spread them on a hot crumpet or brown bread with a queeze of lemon. Delicious!

Contact details
Address: James Baxter & Son, Thornton Road, Morecambe, Lancs, LA4 5PB
E-mail: james.baxter@baxterspottedshrimps.co.uk
Phone:  01524 410 910
Web: http://www.baxterspottedshrimps.co.uk/

Awards 
> Lancashire Food Hero of the Year at the 2013 Cheshire Life & Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards

Imagery Copyright: Kirsty Thompson, Lancashire Life

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