Southern Shrimp Cocktails

Charles Walton IV

Have the seafood market steam shrimp to save time, or follow our easy instructions below. Serve the shrimp, okra, and breadsticks on a platter around a bowl of the sauce, or make individual cocktails. Use 4-oz. votive candleholders, shot glasses, cordial glasses, or mini-martini glasses.

Yield: Makes 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 12 unpeeled, jumbo cooked shrimp
  • Rémoulade Sauce
  • 12 whole pickled okra
  • 12 very thin crispy breadsticks, broken in half
  • Garnish: grape tomato slices

Preparation

  1. 1. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on; devein, if desired.
  2. 2. Spoon 1 heaping Tbsp. of Rémoulade Sauce evenly into each of 12 individual serving glasses. Place 1 shrimp, 1 whole pickled okra, and 2 breadstick halves in each glass. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
  3. Note: To cook shrimp at home, bring 3 qt. water to a boil in a large Dutch oven. Cut 2 lemons in half, and squeeze juice into boiling water; add squeezed lemon halves to water. Add 1 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. salt, and 2 bay leaves. Return to a boil over medium-high heat. Add 1 to 2 lb. unpeeled, jumbo raw shrimp, and cook 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink; drain. Plunge shrimp into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Cover and chill.
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