Shrimp Cocktail Platter

Shrimp Cocktail Platter

Enjoy this distinctive platter heaped with shrimp and served with a tangy cocktail sauce – a delicious seafood appetizer!

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lb (26 to 30 count) cooked peeled deveined large shrimp with tails, thawed if frozen
cup purchased cocktail sauce
tablespoon lime juice
teaspoon chipotle or regular chile powder
Watercress or fresh parsley sprigs
Lemon slices
  1. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Line a 4-cup bowl with enough plastic wrap so that it hangs over edge of bowl. Arrange a layer of shrimp in a spiral pattern in bottom of bowl. Add additional layers, filling all spaces and pressing down, until bowl is full.
  2. Fold the plastic wrap over shrimp. Place two 1-pound cans on top of shrimp and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine cocktail sauce, lime juice and chile powder; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  4. Unwrap bowl. Pull plastic wrap away from top of bowl. To unmold, place a large platter upside down over bowl, then turn platter and bowl over; remove plastic wrap. Garnish the shrimp spiral with watercress and lemon slices. Serve with sauce.
Makes 26 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Shrimp doesn't need a lot of dressing up to be beautiful, plus using cooked, peeled shrimp pares down the prep time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce each)
  • Calories 45
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.