Not only was this quick and easy but it got rave reviews at my New Year's Eve party. Everyone wants the recipe. I removed the shrimp tails, marinated for about 6 hours, and then after adding the orange slices and basil placed about a tablespoon in chilled oriental white soup spoons arranged on a platter.
Shrimp and Citrus Cocktail
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Modern stemmed glassware gives this updated classic a fresh look.
Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Total: 3 Hours, 15 Minutes
- 1 pound peeled, large cooked shrimp with tails (3 1/40 count)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 large shallots, minced
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1. Devein shrimp, if desired.
- 2. Whisk together olive oil and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add shrimp, turning to coat. Seal and chill 3 to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Drain shrimp mixture, and stir in oranges and basil. Spoon mixture into chilled glasses or small serving bowls.
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