Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Seafood

CHRISTMAS EVE SHRIMP COCKTAIL

In Italy, traditionally the dinner of Christmas Eve, is dominated of fish dishes.

Especially in the South, the dinner in this day is a ritual. I come from a port city, so fish is the main feature of the meal, from the appetizers to the main courses.

One of classic fish appetizer is shrimp cocktail.

This is a typical holidays’ appetizer. Today’s Christmas recipe is shrimp cocktail indeed.

Shrimp cocktail is my favorite appetizer because as well as being very yummy is also a creative food serving idea!

Servings 2

INGREDIENT

200 grams of Frozen shrimps

4 tbs of Mayonnaise

1 tbs of Ketchup

Lettuce (some leaves)

PREPARATION

  1. Defrost the shrimps, then boil them for 3-4 minutes in a pot with water. When they are ready,  drain them with e colander and  let cool them.
  2. Make cocktail sauce, mixing ketchup and mayo. When shrimps are cold, mix them in the sauce.alt="Step 1-2-3"
  3. Wash the lettuce under fresh water and dry the leaves with paper towel. Chop the lettuce.alt="Step 4-5-6"
  4. With round shape pastry cutter, lay the ingredients into layers:
  • First layer, chopped lettuce
  • Second layer, shrimp cocktail
  1. Remove the pastry cutter and serve shrimp cocktail cold.
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