Sunday, November 1, 2015

Festive Shrimp Bites / #SundaySupper

As the holiday season approaches, my thoughts wander to recipes and parties and fabulous foods. Of course, as a cook, and lover of any party, these are some of my favorites things. Today we are celebrating Easy Holiday Entertaining and these Festive Shrimp Bites are a perfect example. The shrimp can be boiled the day before, and the bites come together quickly on the day of your event.
shrimp, crackers, chilli sauce, cream cheese, cheese, green onions
Festive Shrimp Bites

 (printable recipe)
(makes 26-30 bites)
1 pound extra large raw shrimp, shell on
2 teaspoons Zatarains concentrated  Shrimp and Crab Boil
8 ounce Cream Cheese-softened
1/2 cup Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce
1-2 teaspoons Milk
Nabisco Whole Wheat Premium Rounds Crackers
1/4 pound Pecorino Romano Cheese-finely grated
2-3 Green Onions-sliced very thin

peeled shrimp
 Wash and peel the shrimp, but leave the tail on.
devein shrimp
 Although I bought shrimp that was deveined, that generally only refers to the top vein. I devein the underside also. It may take some extra time, but it looks better and is much cleaner.
ice for the shrimp
Boil a pot of water to cook the shrimp. Add the shrimp boil according to the package directions.  As soon as you drain the shrimp, pour ice over it to stop the cooking. Let the shrimp sit until cool. Once the shrimp is cooled, refrigerate the shrimp until you are ready to put the appetizer together.
cream cheese, sweet chilli sauce, milk, crackers, piping bag
Mix together the cream cheese, sweet chilli sauce, and milk with an electric mixer. Pipe sauce on to the crackers with a cake decorating bag and large open   tip.
shrimp on crackers
Place a shrimp on top of each cracker. Sprinkle with the green onions and grated cheese. 
easy holiday appetizer
Enjoy this easy holiday appetizer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. So elegant, beautiful and yummy! These would definitely be a crowd pleaser!

  2. That would be the first appetizer I would grab at a gathering.

  3. I love how the shrimp look like they are doing somersaults.