Thursday, October 21, 2010

Party shrimp

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.

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