Shrimp Cocktail In A Martini Glass
A beautiful First Course Entree for a Dinner Party

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Serve in martini glasses for a beautiful presentation. Start your next Dinner Party with this show stopper, it always receives rave reviews. For another beautiful appetizer, try this shrimp vegetable cocktail hors d'oeuvre beautifully presented with minced fresh parsley on rim of glass...  must see to appreciate!

Shrimp Cocktail
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Prep: 15 min   Total Time: 15 min   Serves: 2


1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons hot cream style horseradish
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4 drops Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced

20-24 shrimp seafood, cooked, chilled, peeled, tail-on (61 to 70 count)
1/4 cup zesty Italian Dressing
2 lemon slices
2 parsley sprigs garnish


In a small bowl combine the first 9 ingredients together. 
Can be prepared in advance, cover and refrigerate to develop flavors until ready to use.

Place shrimp in a glass pie plate or similar shallow dish, cover with Italian Dressing; marinate for 30 minutes. Drain well. Spoon Cocktail sauce into martini glasses, arrange seafood around rim of glasses draping tails over the outside of rims for a beautiful presentation, see my photograph.

With a sharp knife cut a slit in lemon slices starting at the peel and cutting to the center, place one on each rim of glass, add parsley sprigs for garnish and serve this beautiful hors d'oeuvre on individual dinner plates as a first course entree. It's a keeper!

Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc

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