Saturday, May 24, 2014

CLASSIC SHRIMP COCKTAIL


Have this elegant classic shrimp cocktail to new levels of appetizer excellence. This shrimp cocktail recipe is so easy flavorful and delicious.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
2 kilos (22-26 pieces) tiger prawns
1 cup onions
½ cup celery
½ cup carrots
10-15 pieces star anise
5 pieces bay leaf
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp. whole black peppercorn
Salt and pepper to taste

COCKTAIL SAUCE:

INGREDIENTS:
4 cups catchup
¾ cups horse radish
3 tbsp. Tabasco hot sauce

GARNISHING:

INGREDIENTS:
4 Pieces cucumber
1 bunch dill weed
1 box decorative toothpicks with frills

PROCEDURE:
1. Prepare court bouillon (seasoned boiling water) by adding all seasonings and aromatic ingredients to 2 g of water.
3. Let the court bouillon boil then simmer for around for 10 minutes to allow the spices to lend in its flavor
4. Bring back the liquid to boil and add the shrimps and cook for 3-4 minutes.
5. Prepare a cold water bath (bowl with water with ice).
6. Drop the shrimps into the bowl to stop the cooking process.
7. Peel and devein the shrimp leaving a small portion of a tail.

COCKTAIL
SAUCE:

Mix all sauce ingredients and serve chilled.

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