A simple, yet elegant recipe for shrimp shooters with a homemade cocktail sauce that is perfect for your next party or holiday gathering.
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There are so many fun things that you can serve in these mini dishes. I love them for layered desserts, but they also make perfect glasses for serving shrimp cocktail. I added a small romaine leaf, cocktail sauce, a medium-size peeled shrimp, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a little lemon zest. They make a beautiful presentation and a tasty bite-sized tapas dish. This is a healthy and easy holiday appetizer recipe for entertaining guests.
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How To Make Shrimp Shooters
- Cooked fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on) you can use frozen cooked shrimp, just thaw according to package directions
- Romaine leaves
- Zest of one lemon
- Juice of one lemon
- Cocktail sauce (easy recipe below)
How To Make Homemade Cocktail Sauce
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoon horseradish (or more to taste)
3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
dash Tabasco sauce
Mix all ingredients and serve with shrimp.
Place a small romaine leaf in each mini parfait glass. Add cocktail sauce and place shrimp on top. Squeeze a little lemon juice over each shrimp and top with a little lemon zest. Easy breezy and oh so elegant! Chill until ready to serve.
Shrimp Shooters Appetizers with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
- For Shooters:
- 12 large tail-on shrimp cooked, peeled and deveined. Leave tail on. *
- 12 romaine lettuce leaves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest about one whole lemon zested
- juice of one lemon
- cocktail sauce recipe below
- 12 mini parfait glasses
- For Cocktail Sauce:
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoon horseradish or more to taste
- 3 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- dash salt
- dash Tabasco sauce
- Add all cocktail sauce ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to assemble shooters.
- Place a small romaine leaf into each mini parfait glass. Add cocktail sauce and place shrimp on top. Squeeze a little lemon juice over each shrimp and top with a little lemon zest. Chill until ready to serve.