Classic shrimp cocktail is a perennial holiday favorite. Its presence on the menu typically signals that it’s a special celebration. Every year I like to create a new twist on this favorite appetizer. The shrimp are roasted and the dipping sauce mimics a sweet and flavorful tartar sauce. Serving it in a martini glass with a scallion straw is a fun surprise. It takes 10 minutes to make….which is the best part of all.
Recipe for Shrimp Martini S&T Style
1 pound 21-25 count shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on) Olive oil Salt and pepper 2 tsp Herbes de Provence
Dipping Sauce: 6 oz Greek yogurt 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tbsp S&T special fish blend (minus star anise chunks) 2 tsp pure maple syrup good squeeze of lemon for tang Scallion pieces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place shrimp on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Herbes de Provence. Roast 6 minutes until shrimp are pink.
For sauce, combine all ingredients. Serves 6 (appetizer portions)