Wasabi Shrimp Cocktail

A spicy, smooth filling is a spectacular spin on traditional shrimp cocktail.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

12
cooked large (21 to 30 count) deveined peeled shrimp with tails left on (about 1/2 lb)
2
tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2
teaspoons wasabi paste
3
teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4
cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1 With sharp knife, cut along back curve of each shrimp, not cutting through to other side. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, wasabi paste and 1 teaspoon of the chopped cilantro. Spread each shrimp open; fill with cream cheese mixture and sprinkle lightly with remaining cilantro. Place on serving plate. Serve with cocktail sauce.

Expert Tips

Large to extra-large shrimp are a good choice for shrimp cocktail. If one size is on sale at your grocery store, purchase that one. The cream cheese mixture will fill fewer extra-large shrimp.

Look for wasabi paste in tubes in the Asian-foods section of the grocery store. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
20
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 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.