One of the oldest of the shrimp appetizer recipes that I can remember when I was young was a simple shrimp cocktail. Boy have we come a long way! Back then, when one of my older brothers, Donald came home from the military we would have shrimp.
He was really hooked on it! At home we never ate it and I didn’t even know what shrimp was. Finally Donald convinced me to try it. Now I love it, no matter how it is served.
The most popular of the shellfish is shrimp; we eat more than ten times the shrimp as other shellfish. This popularity also holds true when it comes to shrimp appetizer recipes. Many of these recipes are light (and light in calories) which are great preceding large meals. Today other ingredients are added in the shrimp recipes like various types of cheese; these add a lot of calories but also make the recipes very delicious. Shrimp can be purchased uncooked and unshelled, cooked in the shell, cooked deveined without shell, canned, frozen or partially prepared then frozen. Whichever way, there is a convenient choice for your recipe.
HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP COCKTAIL
The most basic shrimp cocktail is my favorite of the shrimp appetizer recipes. For each serving allow 6 large cooked shrimp with the tails still on. Some people place the shrimp in a cocktail glass and pour the cocktail sauce over them. I prefer the shrimp hanging on the rim of the glass with the cocktail sauce in the bottom of the glass. This allows dipping of the shrimp by the tails to have as much of the sauce that you like; some like the shrimp plain without the sauce. This way of serving accommodates all guests.
SHRIMP MOLD RECIPE
Congealed salad recipes like this one are favorites in many parts of the world.
Bring soup to a boil.
Add cream cheese and mix well.
Put gelatin in the cold water and mix to blend.
Add the gelatin mixture to the tomato mixture.
Stir in the celery, mayonnaise and shrimp.
Put in a mold and refrigerate overnight.
Serve with crackers or wafers.
SHRIMP DIP RECIPE
Grind the shrimp and onion. Add the sour cream, cream cheese and Worcestershire sauce to the onion mixture. Beat until well blended and serve with potato chips.
SHRIMP CHEESE BALL
Mix together the shrimp, cream cheese and onion.
Shape into a ball and make a dent in the center.
Fill the dent with the cocktail sauce allowing it to run down the sides.
Refrigerate overnight and serve with crackers.
SHRIMP SALAD RECIPE
Combine the shrimp. water chestnuts and onion; mix together.
Stir in the soy sauce and mayonnaise.
Refrigerate about 6 hours and serve with crackers.
Drop shrimp in the boiling water with the celery tops and pickling spice; boil 6 minutes.
Clean and shell shrimp and make a layer in the bottom of a flat bottom refrigerator container with a lid.
Top shrimp with the bay leaf and sliced onion.
Mix together the salad oil, vinegar, salt, celery seed capers and Tabasco sauce; pour over the onions.
Cover tightly with lid and refrigerate for 24 hours.
Remove shrimp from sauce to serve.
LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP
A spicy shrimp appetizer recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl with a lid.
Stir to mix.
Cover tightly with the lid and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Serve with lemon slices.