Here's a nice twist on shrimp cocktail for your next party. I normally don't use pre-cooked frozen shrimp but I had some in my freezer that needed to be used. I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet and juicy these were. Use any size shrimp you like, but the bigger the more impressive. This recipe is for 1 lb. shrimp, but you can certainly double or triple it for a crowd.
1 lb. frozen, cooked shrimp, thawed
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper
3 Tbl. finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Combine all ingredients and marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if desired. Place in a serving bowl and pass the toothpicks!
Note: This marinade can also be used for grilling raw shrimp. Same procedure but grill the shrimp for a few minutes on each side before serving.