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Drunken Shrimp Cocktail

Around this time of year there are tons and tons of get togehters! From family and friends to work parties, there is an endless need for dishes that can please a crowd. One of our favorite foods is seafood! What better than a classic shrimp cocktail only with a twist? Adding white wine while cooking these gorgeous shrimp really adds a lot of flavor and is sure to please everyone at the party!

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, adding white wine and a ton of spices really kicks up this traditional appetizer! Perfect for pleasing a crowd.

I like the remove the whole shell, tails and all before cooking. To me this just makes eating them much easier and less messy!

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, adding white wine and a ton of spices really kicks up this traditional appetizer! Perfect for pleasing a crowd.

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Drunken Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds shrimp any size you prefer, I use large
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 3 medium carrots cleaned and cut into large chunks
  • 4 green onions whole
  • 1 Cup white wine chardonnay or pinot grigio
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbls old bay seasoning
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place a large stock pot on the stove over high heat. Add water until it is 3/4 of the way up. Add all the ingredients except for the shrimp. Bring to a boil.
  2. While the water mixture is being brought to a boil, clean and de-vein all the shrimp. If you prefer a peel and eat type shrimp, leave the shells on but still rinse them under cold water.
  3. When the water mixture is at a boil add the shrimp. These only take a couple minutes to cook, you know they are fully cooked when they rise to the top of the water and are a bright white color on the inside.
  4. Strain the mixture and place all of it onto a cookie sheet. Make sure it is in one layer on cookie sheet and place into fridge like this until shrimp are cold. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces like cocktail sauce or a nice aioli. Also, lemon wedges and horseradish is a nice touch as well.
  5. Enjoy!

Step by Step Instructions

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, adding white wine and a ton of spices really kicks up this traditional appetizer! Perfect for pleasing a crowd.

Place a large stock pot on the stove over high heat. Add water until it is 3/4 of the way up. Add all the ingredients except for the shrimp. Bring to a boil.

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, adding white wine and a ton of spices really kicks up this traditional appetizer! Perfect for pleasing a crowd.

When the water mixture is at a boil add the shrimp. These only take a couple minutes to cook, you know they are fully cooked when they rise to the top of the water and are a bright white color on the inside.
Strain the mixture and place all of it onto a cookie sheet.

Drunken Shrimp Cocktail, adding white wine and a ton of spices really kicks up this traditional appetizer! Perfect for pleasing a crowd.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauces like cocktail sauce or a nice aioli. Also, lemon wedges and horseradish is a nice touch as well.

SO easy and everyone will be going crazy over them! Even though they only cook for a short them, then really pick up a lot of flavor from the spices and white wine. So yummy!

What are your favorite condiments to serve with seafood??

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13 Wonderful Comments

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    Maria B says:
    December 1, 2013

    These shrimp look amazing Dana! We just had plain ole shrimp cocktail for Thanksgiving and some scampi the other night. I guess shrimp is on the menu again this week 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe!
    Maria

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    Jess says:
    December 3, 2013

    What a neat snack for a holiday party!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    Audra says:
    December 5, 2013

    WoW and YuMmY! This is what I am talking about 🙂 Looks delicious and perfect for all your holiday parties. Thank you for linking up to Moonlight and Mason Jars!

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    December 6, 2013

    I love how you stepped up shrimp cocktail… sounds really delicious.

  5. Hi Dana! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. My family has shrimp cocktail every Christmas Eve, but we are so boring. We just have plain shrimp. Your druken shrimp is sure to wake up our party this year. It is also a great conversation starter.

  6. avatar
    December 8, 2013

    This Louisiana girl can appreciate this. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from #LOBS.

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    AnnMarie says:
    December 8, 2013

    Looks like the perfect appetizer for my New Year’s Day party! Thanks! Pinned! Visiting from My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend…..

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    December 11, 2013

    This looks awesome! I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking up!

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    December 12, 2013

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I hope we get a chance to try this recipe this weekend 🙂

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