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8 Shrimp Recipes for a Cocktail Party

Growing up, I always remembered seeing shrimp cocktail on the table for our New Year's Eve events. And you probably have seen shrimp cocktail on New Year's Eve menus if you dine out. I'm not sure what it is about shrimp cocktail and New Year's Eve or just fancy parties in general. To me, it's a pretty boring appetizer. I mean, it's just steamed shrimp placed on a platter with your typical cocktail sauce and a few lemon wedges. Why not try something different and more interesting, not to mention more flavorful too? Here are 8 Shrimp Recipes for a Cocktail Party that's sure to please...


A Rick Bayless recipe, so you know it's good!

Extremely flavorful with a taste of the islands...

A great shrimp dish from Ina Garten...

A hit of tequila gives this shrimp dish some Mexican flair...
Mangoes add a nice sweetness & pairs well with shrimp...

To die for. Yes, it's that good,
We can't forget about our friends from down under when shrimp is involved...
Awesome with chips, this one is definitely a party pleaser...

5 comments

  1. I just love your pictures..the colors are so vibrant!

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  2. These all sound wonderful, but I must try the Acapulco - love shrimp and avocados!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That's funny. I'll have to send this post to my sister just to torture her. She routinely makes her husband Shrimp 5 Ways, so this will make her crazy. I'll have to tease her next time if she doesn't incorporate at least one of yours. ;)

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  4. That looks delicious!!! I might be needing one of this by the end of the week!

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  5. Thanks for sharing thoughts and ideas. I will definitely keep these things in my mind for organizing a cocktail party.
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