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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.

Serving Suggestions:

    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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