Shrimp Cocktail Platter

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 26

2
lb (26 to 30 count) cooked peeled deveined large shrimp with tails, thawed if frozen
1
cup purchased cocktail sauce
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
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.

Expert Tips

Shrimp doesn't need a lot of dressing up to be beautiful, plus using cooked, peeled shrimp pares down the prep time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce each
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
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.