Saturday, August 18, 2012

Shrimp Cocktail



Ingredients

Court Bouillon:

10 cups cold water
2 medium carrots, quartered
2 stalks celery, quartered
1 large onion, quartered
1 head garlic, halved
1 lemon, halved
1/2 bunch parsley

Shrimp:
1 pound medium or large shrimp, in the shell, rinsed
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Put the water, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, lemon, and parsley in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer, set a cover on top slightly ajar, and cook for 10 to 30 minutes.
 Drop the shrimp into the liquid and turn off the heat. Cook the shrimp, stirring occasionally, until they curl and turn pink, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes for medium shrimp, 3 minutes for large ones. Drain and cool to room temperature. Peel the shrimp and remove the vein along the curve of the shrimp, if desired. Refrigerate if not serving right away. If refrigerated, bring the shrimp to room temperature 20 minutes before serving.
 To serve put the cocktail sauce in a medium bowl and surround with the shrimp, or loop the shrimp over the edge of an individual cocktail glass and top with the sauce. Garnish with the lemon and serve.
 Optional Tip: To de-vein the shrimp before cooking, hold a shrimp between the thumb and forefinger with the rounded side of the shrimp upward. Place the pointed end of a wooden skewer at the junction of the second and third segments of the shrimp shell, about 1/8-inch down from the top. Gently push the skewer through the shell and then lift up to remove the vein.

Cocktail Sauce:
ketchup
prepared horseradish to taste
Combine the ketchup and horseradish, in a small bowl.  Mix well, then refrigerate until ready to serve.

This info comes from the Food Network, however I have deleted some ingredients and will not follow exactly.  I love shrimp and it is very good food value.

WW PointsPlus  4oz = 2 pts

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