Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shrimp Cocktail

 This is my Stud Muffin's favorite appetizer. It is so quick and easy. Also you may prepare it in advance, I just love that. Now you can scrounge up any kind of glass for this, martini, margarita, etc. You can prepare this and eat it right away or wrap plastic over and refrigerate until ready to eat. A nice cold app for a hot summer day.

Shrimp Cocktail
  • I bag frozen salad style precooked shrimp 100-150 per pound, only using 3 cups
  • Chopped lettuce of your choice
  • 4 martini glasses
  • 1 lemon
Cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 cup horseradish in jar
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. mustard powder
About 24 hours before place frozen shrimp in air tight container in refrigerator to thaw. The next day mix together the cocktail sauce and chop the lettuce. Drain shrimp in wire mesh strainer and pat dry with a clean paper towel or two.

Place chopped lettuce in martini glasses then top with shrimp and a generous dollop of cocktail sauce. Serve with a wedge of lemon on the side. Enjoy!