Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shrimp Cocktail Shooters


Shrimp Cocktail Shooters | Cookiing on the Front Burner
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I'm pulling an oldie but goodie out of the vault today to share just in time for Cinco de Mayo or any time you need a quick appetizer.  These Shrimp Cocktail Shooters are so easy to prepare and make a disappearing act as soon as they are put out!  I first made these for my daughter's bridal shower five years ago.  Well, I actually think one of my good friends made them for me but I know I provided the recipe :)  And while you can certainly just have a bowl of the cocktail sauce with the shrimp served around it, I think these little cups provide an elegant look.  So would you like one shot or two?

It's hard to believe its been five years since our oldest got married.  In that time, they've had two children (our cutie 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Emily and our 4 month old little man Alex).  We've been enjoying their family so much and glad they are only a hop, skip and a jump away (about 90 minutes).  We tend to visit about every other weekend cuz Nana and Papa go through withdrawal if it is longer than that!  Emily keeps us hopping playing horsey with Papa and it is really cute when she calls him Papa John.  When I'm not cuddling with Alex, her and I might be doing arts and crafts or playing with her "people" as she calls them.  The people consist of those little Fischer Price ones or an old Flintstone set that belonged to her mama!  A lot sure has transpired in those years!

These shooters were a hit at the shower and if you want, double the cocktail sauce recipe and add two shrimps per glass.  I also took the easy way out and bought pre-cooked shrimp from our local grocer's seafood counter.  I just couldn't wait to get these assembled and serve for dinner tonight.  Then guess what?  After taking pictures, I put back in the refrigerator and forgot to take them out!  I guess we'll enjoy them tomorrow.

Shrimp Cocktail Shooters


by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
12 appetizers
Ingredients
  • 12 large shrimp (I used the easy route and bought cooked)
  • 1/2 cup cocktail sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple well drained
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • about 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • about 1 tablespoon coarse pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine the cocktail sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, pineapple and yellow pepper
  2. Refrigerate at least one hour for flavors to meld
  3. Using 12 shot glasses, rim the tops with lime and then dip into a mixture of coarse salt and pepper
  4. Divide cocktail sauce between 12 glasses and place one shrimp in each - garnish with cilantro if desired
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18 comments:

  1. Yum, and your photographs are wonderful, makes me want to reach into the computer and pluck one off the screen!

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  2. Your photos are stunning! I love the idea of serving these at a bridal shower or even an engagement party. Something where you really want to show-off because these hit the mark!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  3. I have never made shrimp cocktail before but I sure do love shrimp so I might this a go on my next party!

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  4. These appetizers are absolutely party ready - stunning!

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  5. These are absolutely stunning! I love the look of the rim, just from the S&P. And also love the added pineapple. Gorgeous!

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  6. That must be nice to live so close to your grandkids! I bet your grandkids love it, too. :) And this is such a great appetizer! Love how easy it is.

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  7. Your photos are simply stunning! I can't take my eyes off those good lookin' shrimp!

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  8. These look so delicious and are beautiful! Soak up those cuddles and giggles because they grow up to fast as you well know!

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  9. I'm so glad they live so close to you! They will have so many great memories growing up! I love this idea - and it's soooooo easy, too!

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  10. What a fun idea! I have never done this buyut I know my kids would get a kick out of it.

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  11. These look amazing, Deb! Perfect for parties!

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  12. I love seeing the pictures of your grandkids -- you must go through withdrawals when you don't get to see them! I love shrimp cocktail and these shooters are the best!

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  13. We live so far away from our parents! We wish we had them close so they could play with their Nonna and Nonno! Enjoy those babies!!

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  14. Dropping by to do some extra sharing - thanks for linking up on #FoodieFriDIY! These shooters look just delicious - I'd say you were ready for a party!

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  15. These are so cute and perfect for memorial day cookouts! Great post!

    You should totally share this on my next link party! It goes live tomorrow at 6!
    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/category/peace-love-link-up/

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  16. Those sure look pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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