Simple Shrimp Appetizer Recipes

I have always loved shrimp. Shrimp can be served both hot and cold and both as an appetizer or as the main course.

Here are several ways to serve shrimp as an appetizer:

Shrimp and Bacon Appetizers

1 pound of shrimp

2-3 tablespoons of hot sauce

1 pound of bacon

Rinse and drain shrimp, pat dry. Marinate shrimp in hot sauce for about 15 minutes. Partially cook bacon, slice in half. Roll one shrimp per half slice of bacon, secure with a toothpick. Bake in oven at 400*F until crisp.

Shrimp Cocktail

We have found cocktail sauce both in mild and in hot. Experiment with cold cooked shrimp. We serve shrimp cocktail in glass ice cream dishes. Place a few tablespoons of cocktail sauce in the dish. Put 4-6 shrimp around the glass. If you want, insert a lemon wedge in the middle of the dish.

Shrimp Spread

1 - 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened

1 - 8 ounce jar of cocktail sauce (try both spicy and mild)

1 - 2.25 ounce can of sliced black olives, drained

1/2 pound cooked bay shrimp

3 green onions, chopped

Crackers for serving

Spread cream cheese on a medium round serving platter. Spread the cocktail sauce on top of the cream cheese. Top with baby shrimp, green onions and olives. Chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers.

Hot Shrimp and Cheese on Bread

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup butter, softened

1 egg, separated

25-35 bread squares (I use a bread that is not soft, such as multigrain or rye. I also remove the crusts)

25-35 shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined

Cream together the butter and cheese. Blend in egg yolk. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until stiff peaks form. Mix egg white into cheese mixture. Place the bread squares on an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each bread square with one shrimp and cover with rounded teaspoonful of the cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.

Each of these recipes is simple to make and can be prepared in a very short amount of time.


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Easy Party Appetizers For Superbowl Sunday

With Superbowl Sunday the emphasis is just as much on food as it is on the game. Easy party appetizers are perfect for this occasion and you might be wondering which Superbowl party recipes to make for your friends and family.

If you have people coming over to watch the game, you will want to make some tasty snacks and holiday appetizers for them. Traditional Superbowl party recipes include ribs, wings, chips and dips, burgers, pizza and anything else which can be eaten with the fingers. Forget fancy appetizer recipes for this occasion and focus on simple food which is easy to make and tastes great.

Traditional Superbowl Party Recipes

First of all, you might want to make some kind of chicken wings dish. You can make honeyed chicken wings, spicy wings, BBQ wings or another variety.

The same goes for ribs and you can make any kind of dressing or sauce for your ribs, to give them a mouthwatering flavor, or use a rub before you cook them.

Chips and dips are a great idea for quick easy appetizers. Not only can you stock up on bags of chips in case your other easy party appetizers start disappearing with alarming speed, but dips are simple to make yourself and there are plenty of dip recipes to choose from.

You might want to make a selection of dips and serve maybe salsa, hummus, sour cream and onion dip and a hot dip recipe too. Homemade dips are much nicer than store-bought ones and they taste fresher.

Recipe for Sticky Maple Ribs

Ribs are a Superbowl staple and these sticky maple syrup flavored ribs are really delicious. This recipe makes enough ribs to feed six people. If you want to start this recipe in the morning you can use a crockpot. Crockpot ribs are really succulent and you can cook them in five or six hours in a slow cooker.

What you will need:

3 lbs baby back pork ribs
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar

How to make it:

Put the ribs in a big pan and cover them with water. Put the lid on the pan and simmer the ribs for an hour. Drain them and arrange them in a shallow dish.

Combine the other ingredients in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer it for 5 minutes, stirring often. Let this sauce cool for 5 minutes then pour it over the ribs.

Leave them to marinade for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Take the ribs out of the marinade and bake them for 2 1/2 or 3 hours, or until the meat is falling off the ribs. Boil the marinade for 5 minutes and serve it with the ribs as a dipping sauce.

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