Italian Shrimp Cocktail
Recipe: Italian Shrimp Cocktail
This is what I call cheating when I'm in a hurry. I use my favorite bottled Italian dressing as the marinade and everyone thinks I put so much effort into this really pretty dish. One of the other secrets to this dish is to serve it in a pretty bowl. Rachel served hers in a glass trifle bowl so the orange of the shrimp sparkled attractively from across a crowded room. Brilliant idea.
Serves 40 as part of a large cocktail party or fewer as a single appetizer
1½ pounds large cooked shrimp. Thawed and rinsed.
1 large red bell pepper diced
1 bunch green onions trimmed and diced. Include some of the green part
Pile all of these items in a large zip lock bag. Pour half of the jar of Italian dressing in the bag about 6 hours before the party. Zip the bag tightly so there's no leaking. (If you worry about leaking, put the bag inside a bowl). Now, refrigerate. Whenever you open the refrigerator door to get something out just flip the bag over so all the shrimp get coated.
When party time comes put the shrimp in your display/serving bowl. If you think it needs a little more dressing, drizzle it on. It's a lot easier to add more than it is to get it back off!
Serve well chilled.
Enjoy. Cheers! Zola
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