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!
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