Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

13 Jul

Once upon a time I was a picky eater, shocking maybe for those of you who know me. Well it wasn’t always this way. Though he wasn’t prince charming he was prince eats everything and one of my past “princes” couldn’t believe that I was a picky eater. On this list was, most fish and seafood. This especially included, shrimp cocktail. I didn’t like the idea of cold shrimp. I am still not a fan of steamers or things raw on the half shell but I enjoy good shrimp cocktail.

Below is a great recipe that I made for grilled shrimp cocktail and doctored up cocktail sauce.

1 lb of uncooked shrimp, deshelled and deveined, if you get it frozen make sure it’s defrosted

3 Cloves of garlic, minced

2 Tbs of Herbs de Provence, if you don’t have this blend use, two tablespoons of: dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley

1 tsp of red pepper flakes

Salt and Pepper

1/2 Cup of Pinot Grigio, remember to use one that you also like to drink, in fact pour yourself a glass while you make the marinade!

1/3 Cup of Orange Juice (optional) I really just like the added sweetness

Combine all ingredients in a zip-top bag. Refrigerate over night. You can skewer them or not skewer them. I skewered them, be sure to soak your skewers in water for about 10 minutes so they don’t burn on the grill. Skewer the shrimp and cook on a HOT grill until you get some nice grill marks. Let the shrimp cool, serve with cocktail sauce. There are plenty of good jar cocktail sauces.

Put a homemade twist on store-bought cocktail sauce – 1 Jar of Cocktail Sauce 1 Garlic clove, minced 2 tsp of horseradish, you can add more or less depending on how spicy you like it Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Stir it up and serve it up! C’est si yum!


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