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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

italian new years shrimp cocktail ♥

here's an italian twist for your new year's eve celebration or any occasion!   enjoy! :)





  • Shrimp Preparation:
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 24 extra raw cleaned large tiger shrimp with tail-on
  • Cocktail sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Parsley chopped
  • For garnish
  • Romaine Lettuce leaves
  • lemon wedge
  • ice cubes
  • parsley leaves
  • cherry tomatoes
  • green olives

 

  1. Clean shrimp leaving tails on. Boil shrimp in a heavy duty saucepan adding all seasonings in the shrimp prepartion above, till pink. Immediately pour over ice filled strainer leaving just the ice to cool shrimp. While they are icing. Prepare cocktail sauce. Line a small dessert bowl or martini glass, clean clear bowl with Romaine lettuce, add ice cubes on the bottom, more romaine lettuce leaves to hide ice. Pour cocktail sauce on top of lettuce. take toothpick, pierce one cherry tomato then 4 jumbo shrimp, then end with green olive.Garnish with lemon and parsley.(optional)  enjoy!

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