Shrimp cocktail recipes are perfect choices for an appetizer to feed a crowd. Just serve cooked shrimp with a zesty tomato-based sauce. Select a shrimp cocktail appetizer seasoned with Creole and Cajun spices for your Mardi Gras party.See Popular Shrimp Cocktail Recipes
Jason McCullar reinvents shrimp remoulade, the classic New Orleans cocktail-party dish. Instead of tossing his vermouth-poached shrimp with a mayonnaise dressing, he makes a ginger-spiked dipping sauce.
Serve this pretty shrimp appetizer in a cocktail glass for a fun presentation at your next party.
Start your next party off right by learning how to make this tangy bloody mary cocktail sauce.
The most harmless, humble foods--chicken fingers, shrimp cocktail, ribs, deviled eggs--become deliciously scary for this grown-up Halloween party.
When you're more in the mood for surf than turf, the only thing standing between you and a delicious seafood dish is knowing how to boil shrimp. Boiling is a popular method for cooking shrimp because it's quick (just a few minutes), no-fuss, no-fat, and produces a firm-but-tender texture.
How does a picky kid from Missouri, one who spent most of his childhood landlocked at least 500 miles from the nearest body of salt water, develop a bona fide love of shrimp? Beats me. I was the kind of kid who got squeamish when I saw my mom cutting up raw chicken -- if I'd ever seen a shrimp with its head on, I'd probably have lost it (seriously...shrieking).
For an inexpensive and delicious side dish learn how to make these delicious deviled eggs. Potlucks, picnics and family gatherings are just a few events these would be perfect for!
For Christmas party entertaining and all the way through the New Year's Eve festivities, we are riding to holiday heaven on the Skewers of Glory -- until each and every guest passes out from overeating! YA-HOOOOOO! These gorgeous appetizers just went up on The Pioneer Woman Cooks; they're also in Ree Drummond's (the Pioneer Woman herself) new 2013 cookbook, A Year of Holidays. Says Drummond: "I call them ... Skewers of Glory. That's because that's exactly what they are. Sizzling bacon wrapped around shrimp, pineapple, and brushed in a ginger-spiked teriyaki sauce? Well, 'glory' was pretty much theread more
One fabulous thing about the holidays: Cocktail parties! One not-so-fabulous thing about the holidays: Hangovers! Thank goodness for the Bloody Mary, that vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco concoction that offers just enough of the ol' hair of the dog to get you out of bed, off to brunch, and ready for the next soiree. Now, when we order a Bloody, we expect it to be served with enough accoutrements to be considered a meal: at the least, a pickle, celery, and lots and lots of olives, etc. But, as the folks at the food blog Eater have found,read more
Anyone can put out chips and dip, but if you're planning on hosting a Super Bowl party, now's the time to think a little bigger. Throw on your apron: We've got the recipes to put together the ultimate Super Bowl spread. What's on the menu?
You might say that appetizers can make a party--little portable bites keep guests from feeling full and sluggish, and their portability means everyone can socialize freely. (Have you ever been trapped by a boring seatmate at a sit-down dinner? A nightmare!)
I hate football, don't you? Oh, no, wait. Most people like football.
So Christmas wasn't enough! Last I heard, there was some kind of party-type deal this week as well. Who made up this schedule? Christmas was last week -- an epoch, except that we're still doing dishes from Christmas dinner. And now I have to think about New Year's Eve? Actually, I don't. David and I are spending the evening at the house of some friends, so it's their problem. But I'm still sorry for myself. Just when I've finally stopped feeling overfed, and have finally caught up on my sleep, bang! Here's a holiday where I have to stay upread more
My husband and I never go out on New Year's Eve. We never entertain, either. Instead, we concoct a huge cleaning project -- the kind of thing we avoid during the rest of the year, like clearing out the crawl space on the other side of the basement wall. (What's all that black stuff in there? It couldn't be coal, could it?) We're usually in bed before midnight. Knowing that in the coming year, we won't have that crawl space on our consciences is way more fun than watching the ball drop in Times Square. That's really a choreread more
Christmas Eve dinner is something of a conundrum. On the one hand, Christmas Eve is a bona fide part of the holiday, not to be squandered. So many modern families, dealing with competing demands from an extended bevy of relatives, can't afford for the festivities not to stretch into at least another night, and you want it to feel special. On the other hand: it's Christmas Eve. You may or may not have to show up at work earlier in the day, and then there's often Christmas Eve church service to attend (not to mention all that last-minute gift wrapping).read more
Potlucks are the only fair way to entertain for the holidays. Most of us already have too much built-in December entertaining already! Seven sets of grandparents arrive on the 22nd; sixty-course fish dinner on Christmas Eve; brunch for 8,000 on December 25 -- it just keeps piling on and piling on. To ask oneself, or a friend, to put together a WHOLE MEAL for guests this time of year is plain cruel. But a potluck? That's just about manageable. Even if you're hosting it (and therefore have to provide a main dish or two), it's easier than a regularread more