Recipe by Ann Cecile
This is so much better than throwing together cooked and peeled shrimp with cocktail sauce as an appetizer. I have taken this to many adult gatherings and it has been a hit. Very easy to make as well. An oversized martini or margarita glass is the perfect serving dish for this updated shrimp cocktail.
Top Review by Jfoxe
This was very easy to make and was good. It made for a fun variation on something traditional. I will definitely serve this at parties. I did make one change though, since I'm on a low carb diet I chose to use a tomato sauce rather than juice to make the marinade into a thicker sauce and dipped the shrimp in it rather than marinate. Lower carb intake that way. I just chopped the olives and added them to the mix rather than mix them w/ regular cocktail sauce. Oh and since I always add olive juice to my bloody mary I threw a splash of that in there too. YUM
Made for PAC 2011
- 1 1⁄2 lbs medium shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined
- 1⁄2 cup tomato juice
- 1⁄4 cup vodka
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
- 1⁄4 cup green olives, finely chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Arrange shrimp in a single layer in shallow rectangular glass or plastic dish so the shrimp rest in the marinate. Actually a gallon ziplock bag works fine - but marinate must cool prior to combining.
- Heat tomato juice, vodka, and pepper sauce to boiling in 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Stir in sugar; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
- Stir in celery salt and parsley.
- Pour marinate over shrimp, cover, refrigerate, but not more than 3 hours as tomato juice will begin to tough shrimp if left longer.
- Mix cocktail sauce and olives; pour into small serving bowl. Remove shrimp from marinade with slotted spoon; arrange on serving platter. Serve shrimp with sauce and toothpicks.
- Serve with sauce and toothpicks.