1/6 Photos of Retro Firecracker Prawn Cocktail Shots! (Shrimp Cocktail Shots)
French Tart's Note:
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!
My Private Note
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- 500 g peeled cooked prawns or 500 g shrimp
- 200 g good quality mayonnaise or 200 g homemade mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Tabasco sauce, to taste
- salt and pepper
- assorted mixed salad green, such as lambs lettuce, mesclun, little gem lettuces
- 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed
- cayenne pepper, for sprinkling
- 1Calculate how many "shots" you are making, and reserve one prawn (preferably with tail on) for decoration.
- 2Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice and Tabasco in a bowl, season to taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
- 3Take your shot glasses, or small water glasses and line with some mixed salad leaves or lettuce.
- 4Place about 5 prawns on top of the leaves/lettuce. The amount of prawns depends on what size they are.
- 5Spoon over your seafood sauce and lightly mix through the prawns.
- 6Sprinkle with the crushed pink peppercorns and cayenne pepper, and garnish with a prawn over the edge of the glass.
- 7A lemon wedge can be added as well - but I find it is fiddly to deal with whilst slurping cocktails, and the sauce should be lemony enough!
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Nutritional Facts for Retro Firecracker Prawn Cocktail Shots! (Shrimp Cocktail Shots)
Serving Size: 1 (63 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 98.5
- Calories from Fat 54
- Total Fat 6.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 56.8 mg
- Sodium 396.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 5.8 g
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