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    Marinated Cocktail Shrimp

    Marinated Cocktail Shrimp. Photo by GaylaJ

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    16 mins

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    Julesong's Note:

    I keep a couple of bags of pre-cooked cocktail shrimp in the freezer for impromptu gatherings, and here's the method I've come up with to make them into a quick, more flavorful appetizer. Great year round, but I often end up taking it to summer potlucks and picnics. Since folks have asked me for the recipe, I figured I should probably write it up and finally share it here, too. :)

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the frozen shrimp in a colander in the sink, and run hot water over them while stirring occasionally until they separate and begin to thaw, about 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Set aside to drain for another 5 minutes or so until they're thawed yet still chilled in the middles, then place them in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      To the bowl add the sherry, lime juice, seasoning salt, black pepper, ancho powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cocktail sauce, and stir well to coat; set aside for another 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      (You can put them in a container in the fridge for later, if need be, or into a container for taking to a picnic or potluck.).
    5. 5
      Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce for dipping.
    6. 6
      Note: you can, of course, use the marinade on thawed cooked shrimp - just toss them well in the marinade and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 08, 2012

      55

      I had raw shrimp so I combined everything with some water and boiled the shrimp in the mixture. It took the shrimp cocktail to the next level. Thank you.

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    • on July 16, 2007

      55

      I happened to have some thawed shrimp that needed to be used and saw Gayla's photo and knew I had to try it. Just excellent! The marinade adds just the right amount of extra flavor.

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    • on April 09, 2011

      55

      Yummy yummy yummy!!! took this to the boyfriends parents house tonite and the 6 year old nephew said it was his favorite part of supper. doubled the whole thing except the salt and waited to see if it needed a little more. used season all for salt and half bottled lime juice and half squeezed lime juice. will add a little more chile powder next time, maybe some anchos instead of anaheims!!! thanks julesong!! PS run the shrimp under cool water and not hot! the hot will cook them.

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    Nutritional Facts for Marinated Cocktail Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 73.2
     
    Calories from Fat 8
    12%
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 119.5 mg
    39%
    Sodium 538.3 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.1 g
    0%
    Protein 12.9 g
    25%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    seasoning salt

    seafood cocktail sauce

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