Saturday, January 19, 2013

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail~ SRS


What's the SRS you ask? It's a recipe swap where bloggers get assigned a different blog each month, from which we need to pick a recipe to make. I'm a little behind this month, since I suspect that the email containing my blog assignment went to my JUNK folder. So, I was a little surprised to find out today, that our posts are due tomorrow, LOL.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Roasted Shrimp Cocktail- a super simple appetizer, perfect for the holiday season

I was assigned Who Needs a Cape. I am familiar with this blog through Facebook, but I didn't know that it belongs to a group of 11 fabulous Moms, who post about their families, ideas and lesson's they have learned through their journey in life. As I was browsing their blog today, I was met with tons of  mouthwatering recipes, DIY projects, tips and stories about the lady's families. One recipe that quickly caught my eye was the Roasted Shrimp Cocktail. It was perfect for my two picky little monsters and I would enjoy it to. Plus is was super simple, which is exactly what I needed tonight; I'm exhausted!!!

Hun... What's for Dinner? Roasted Shrimp Cocktail- a super simple appetizer, perfect for the holiday season

The shrimp cooked up in no time, in the oven, yet were so sweet and delicious. I really enjoyed the cocktail sauce, it was spot on to what we'd get at the restaurant; and now I'm super psyched that I have a homemade cocktail sauce to refer to, rather than buying it premade!! The kids LOVED the shrimp, which I served with buttered noodles and peas. It was simple, it was delicious and we LOVED it. Thanks Bevin and all you SUPER MOMS over at Who Needs a Cape!!!

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
adapted from Who Needs a Cape

"This is a simple appetizer to make and is a new twist on the old chilled shrimp cocktails.  Feel free to adjust the horseradish and lemon to suit your own tastes!"
For the shrimp:
  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • squeeze of lemon
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons horseradish
  • 3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Preheat the oven to 400℉. Prepare the shrimp and put them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in 1 layer. Roast for 8 to10 minutes. Set aside to cool.  Just before serving give a squeeze of lemon over the shrimp. For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.

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HungryLittleGirl said...

Even tho it was last minute you did some magic and a great job on this post! I feel like I have to try this recipe soon :)
Great to have you with us on the SRS, very excited to see what you pick next month!

Erika @ One Recipe at a Time said...

This definitely looks yummy! My daughter and I are the only ones who enjoy shrimp so I think the next time we have some girl time we are making this one!

Spatulas On Parade - Dawn said...

Great post and a wonderfully looking dish.

I am also part of SRS!

Bernadette said...

These look great! The recipe swap is like what I'm doing only without the surprize lol! But, I like the idea. If I was interested, how would I get in on it, or is it too late?

Cynthia Landrie said...

I love most any recipe that has shrimp in it! This looks wonderful and you did a great job, even on short notice

I am looking forward to next month. I have a secret ---- I had a hard time not spilling the beans, did you?

Cynthia at http://Feeding Big.com

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

Thanks everyone.

Cynthia- with such short notice, I really didn't have time to be tempted to spill the beans, LOL.

Bernadette, I think you can still sign up http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/surprise-recipe-swap.html

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

That looks delicious, Cyndy!This is such a great way to get to know each other through our blogs & writing. Many of us know each other from facebook, but never really visited each other blogs .... I love this :)joundit15645

April J Harris said...

I love this recipe, Cindy! The cocktail sauce really makes shrimp for me, but I've never thought to serve it with hot shrimp. What a great idea!