The French LOVE serving "Amuse Gueule" (appetisers) in shot glasses! So, I thought I would concoct a special recipe to accompany our pre-dinner aperitifs this New Year! A retro 1960's starter that I believe still has a place when served for special meals and parties, and this is so simple; it's also a great idea for a large gathering, as the glasses are small enough to nibble from whilst you sip your drinks! I used Mache (Lamb's Lettuce) in these prawn cocktail shots in the photos - but a selection of any seasonal salad leaves would be fine. The Firecracker comes from the addition of tabasco, pink peppercorns and cayenne pepper in the seafood sauce - adjust the quantities to suit your own taste - we like it piquant! Salut!
This is a quick and simple recipe that is as appropriate for a tailgate party as it is to serve your boss or in-laws.
Serve as a finger food with or without cocktail sauce. Or for a sit down dinner, serve over greens with an Asian style dressing, or with a stir fry of veggies prepared the same as the shrimp in a separate skillet or wok and cooked about 10 minutes on slightly lower heat.
Fantastically different dish. Delightful in summer but yummy anytime! This is excellent jazzed up with a splash of your favorite flavored liqueur (try pernod, annisette, amaretto, hazlenut or go fruity with chambord, grand marnier etc..) or even a splash of some good white wine!
Delicious and so easy!! This recipe has been nominated by the family to be in our top 10. It's an easy weeknight meal, but good enough to serve for entertaining. This dish is meant to be served over just plain white long grain rice, but really any rice will do. I made a green salad and fried up some tostones to go along with it. So good! This recipe is from the cookbook "The One Armed Cook" ( a cookbook for young moms with small children). This is a great cookbook and I have no small children at home. I double the recipe for my family.
After my friend Edith Gump and I left the nail parlor- she was excited to make this delicious BBQ Shrimp Wrap for our cocktail hour. Which lasted three hours. While they are delicious wraps... after our third glass of Grey Goose she was having a little trouble using her new two inch red nail extensions... so she just skewered them and ate them right off of her fingers. She admitted to stealing the recipe off of Food Network but was too drunk to remember from which chef. She is such a lush. Note: Prep time assumes you are sober.
Recipe is originally from the Food Network courtesy of Rachael Ray, but I tweaked it to fit our tastes. Very quick & easy shrimp recipe that's done on the stovetop. If your tastes desire spicy & garlic, then this recipe is just for you.
This recipe from Paula Deen of Food Network couldn't be easier. It seems like a LOT of black pepper, but trust me--it works. You get it all over your fingers as you shell the shrimp and eat them, so have some wet wash cloths rolled up and ready. This cooks up in just a few minutes, so have the rest of your dinner ready before you start (I suggest a hearty salad and bread).
My mom clipped this recipe from a June 2000 edition of the Houston Chronicle. It's originally from a cookbook called "Off the Eaten Path: Inspired Recipes for Adventurous Cooks". This is a great, zesty grilled shrimp dish!
From myrecipes.com, originally from Sunset magazine. Peaches (fresh or good canned) make a fine substitute if good, ripe mangoes (or canned mangoes) can't be found. The shrimp I've found that were the right size were Canadian shrimp; the fish counter at my supermarket had them available frozen upon request.