Friday, October 18, 2013

Foodie Friday--Shrimp Cocktail Shooters

Not everything for a party should require a lot of preparation. Pairing simple hors d'oeuvres with some that may be a bit more fussy helps balance your kitchen time.

We have never hosted a Cocktail Party with serving Shrimp Cocktail. It is easy to prepare and very well received from guests wherever we have lived.

About three years ago we hosted a Cocktail Party at our Florida home and I was tired of the same old shrimp cocktail platter. I prefer not to spend a lot of money on serving dishes, and wanted to look for something outside of the normal shrimp presentation. We happened to have a Big Lots store around the corner from our house so I checked it out and found these "crystal looking" shot glasses. This is when my Shrimp Cocktail Shooters were created.


1.  Add one tablespoon of Cocktail Sauce to the bottom of the shot glass. (or make your own if you wish)
2.  Hang two medium or large cooked shrimp over the edge of the glass.

3.   Garnish with Italian Parsley 

It is that easy. If the tray is passed I always have lemon wedges on the tray as well.

 Quick, easy, simple.............and your guests will be so impressed.

Have a wonderful weekend!