Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shrimp Shooters



Need a supper simple appetizer to take to a party?  Here ya go.....shrimp shooters.  These are just shrimp cocktail a little bit gussied up.  I used square plastic cups from Party City.  They were about $10 for 40 of them and I've re-used them several times, even washing them in the dishwasher.  Everyone loves individual servings and this is particularly nice, because you don't have to stand beside the table dipping and dripping.

I wiped the edges with a cut lime and immediately dipped them into a saucer holding a mixture of kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, and celery seed.

I played around with bottled cocktail sauce a bit.  Adding fresh lime juice seemed to perk it up a bit.  I also added canned crushed pineapple, but I don't think it added too much.  I'll skip that next time.  Then the boiled, cleaned shrimp with the tail on, a thin slice of lime and a sprig of cilantro.  (You cilantro haters can leave this out.)

And here it is.....sort of Margarita, sort of Carribean, sort of Bloody Mary, and sort of classic. Just keep it cold and you've got a home run, I promise! 

Joining:

Yvonne's Stone Gable
and
Cuisine Kathleen's


18 comments:

  1. Love this. I've done shrimp shooters with cocktail sauce before, but I like the addition of lime and the rimming.

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. Linda~ Your Shrimp Shooters are perfectly party ready! What a wonderful and delicious presentation~ I LOVE the little square dishes rimmed in your seasoning blend! I'm a cilantro lover so I would definitely add it. Thanks for the inspiration and source for those shooter cups :)

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  3. These shrimp bites are so chic! You have taken shrimp cocktail to a whole new level. I am teaching a cooking class in two weeks and they want me to teach appetizers... not my favorite! But these easy little beauties will make me a star! Thank you 10000 times!!!!!!

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    1. Can you imagine how honored I am to have Yvonne rave about this "recipe"? I have used so many of yours, Yvonne, that I am thrilled to send you an idea. You'll love them!

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  4. These are beautiful! Such a colorful summer appetizer. Makes me want to plan a party!

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  5. What a great idea. I've copied this for the next summer BBQ. How easy and how great looking. Thank you.
    Karen

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  6. I am going to a pool party on Fri. so THESE will be a HUGE hit, I am sure! Thanks for the idea! XO, Pinky

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  7. This is simply divine. thanks for such a simple and sophisticated idea.

    I found you on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a nice week.

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  8. Since I already have little square cups (not dishes), I will have to make these! I was given the cups by the manager of a hotel to use at our camp, and have never used them. I have about 100! Your Shrimp Shooters rimmed in seasoning blend will be a nice addition to our Salsa Saturdays at the lake.

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    1. Debbie --
      Salsa Saturdays!!!! Now THAT's a good idea!
      Linda

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  9. Brilliant idea! Consider it stolen! I look forward to giving this a try. Thanks for sharing with us. Cherry Kay

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  10. I want to be at your party.. That little shooter is a party in a bite!I have got to try this for our next get together. Loving the idea of the cute cups. They say presentation is everything.. and you nailed it.. xo marlis

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  11. Yum! I am a shrimp lover, so I will definitely give this a try! My friends laugh at me because I make myself shrimp and avocado salad or shrimp cocktail to eat at my kids' swim meets. But, it sure beats the stuff they're serving up at the concession stand. Maybe I should bring these to the next one. Wouldn't they be jealous then :)

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  12. Oh, this will be on my menu the next time we have a dinner party. Love shrimp cocktail and this takes it to a whole new level. It looks great in those salt rimmed square cups. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a great way to dress up shrimp! Looks pretty AND delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great idea! Looks like great finger food for summertime :) Jennifer

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  15. Love the little dishes, very nice!

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