Twist on Shrimp Cocktail?
My family all but demands shrimp cocktail as a Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvre, but I'm bored of this old classic. Any ideas for a new twist? Maybe roasted shrimp in a teriyaki or teriyaki aioli dip? Any suggestions/recipes are appreciated!
re: James Cristinian
They are ubiquitous in Mexico on Sundays when families are out for their fancy weekly meal, always served in the thick flared glasses with short stems like an ice cream sundae. Usually smallish shrimp, served nice and cold.
I'm pleasantly surprised that it is familiar to and liked by so many gringos here!
Count me in on roasted shrimp cocktail too.
Grilled with lime (thin slices) on skewers.
Wrapped around a wonton wrapper and fried on a stick
Encased in puff pastry and baked
I'd serve with any number of dips once prepared (except the Ina version which is already seasoned).
Keeping the tail and top of the shrimp poking out of the wonton wrapper or pastry makes for a nice presentation.
I have made this and it is delicious
Or for something significantly different you could try making potted shrimp
It is similar to rillette or confit. It is different but ingredients are all very familiar. You could throw in some horseradish...
Maybe a quick plate of scampi? Thanksgiving has so many moving parts you don't want to over-complicate things.