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Shrimp Cocktail Platter

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Shrimp Cocktail Platter
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 26
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Enjoy this distinctive platter heaped with shrimp and served with a tangy cocktail sauce – a delicious seafood appetizer!
Updated Oct 29, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Shrimp doesn't need a lot of dressing up to be beautiful, plus using cooked, peeled shrimp pares down the prep time.

Nutrition

45 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 3g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 shrimp and 2 teaspoons sauce each
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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