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Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday Blog Showcase #12 - Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

It's time for Saturday Blog Showcase again, and I'm actually well enough to make something!!  Yay!  Join Ann (Thibeault's Table) and me in showcasing recipes from blogs we've been fortunate enough to discover!

This week I happened upon a blog called Peanut Butter & Jargon. Great writing and  beautiful photos, she and I share a penchant for Ina Garten recipes.  After I read her review of Ina's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, I couldn't wait to try it.  It was an easy enough recipe to make after work, and a delicious treat for a Friday night.  Roasting the shrimp left them succulent and much more flavorful than the standard boiling method.  And the sauce was a simple stir of a few readily available ingredients.  I'll never go back to my old shrimp cocktail again!

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

(Recipe by Ina Garten)
For the shrimp:
  • 2 pounds (12 to 15-count) shrimp*
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (I use more like 3/4 tsp; we love pepper!)
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in 1 layer. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Set aside to cool. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.

If you would like to join us for Saturday Blog Showcase this week just :
  1. Make a recipe  from a  fellow blogger's website and share the recipe on your blog with a link back to the blog where you found the recipe. 
  2. Add the Saturday Blog Showcase logo to your post.
  3. On Friday night or Saturday, link your post to Mr. Linky


Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, glad you are feeling better and cooking again. I've missed your daily posts.

Those shrimp look so good. I can't wait until the local spot prawns are in season. I've definitely going to try this recipe.

Foodiewife said...

Thanks for hosting this week's showcase. Love the shrimp cocktail! Off to see what else is cookin' from other bloggers!

2 Stews said...

Glad you feeling better and those shrimp look so tasty. Lovely pics. I also, don't like to boil shrimp. There is so much more flavor in them with just a little browning.

Thanks Lori.

La Table De Nana said...

This is one of our fave dishes:)
Have a great weekend~

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I have tried Ina's recipe for roasted shrimp cocktail. It really is a treat!

Linda said...

Missed you sweetie...glad you are feeling better.
The shrimp cocktail looks divine! Beautiful pics!

Linda said...

Ooops...I linked to Mr. Linky twice...sorry Lori I do not know how to delete the first one...
Mea Culpa

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

No worries, Linda! Two for the price of one!! ;D

Amy B. said...

Wow, amazing photos! And shrimp cocktail, that's new to me! would love to try this :-) thanks for the post!

Rettabug said...

These shrimp look & sound too good to be true! Could they really be that easy?? I'll be sure to try them very, very soon.
Sorry I didn't join the SBS this weekend. I did post a family bread recipe, though from my own files.

Thanks for hosting this week. I'm off to check out the others.

Rettabug said...

Forgot to say I'm glad you're feeling better. I was getting a little worried about you when you were so quiet for such a long while.

Teresa said...

Glad you're feeling better. :-)

This looks wonderful. I love shrimp but I don't think I've ever had them this way before. Sounds amazing.

Dragana said...

I'm glad you're well enough to blog. That must have been a very nasty bug.
I don't boil my shrimp anymore either. I love them broiled or grilled - so much more flavor.

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