With Christmas behind us, we find ourselves planning for New Years Eve. For those planning New Years Eve parties, this need not be a daunting task! A few simple, yet elegant and tasty appetizers can often be the perfect solution.
For those living where shrimp are readily available, count yourselves fortunate since this is a great appetizer year ’round. For those of us living in places where shrimp is almost comparable to gold in price, ( yes that is sarcasm ) we are limited to pre-cooked, occasional shrimp whenever we are lucky and fast enough to spot it in the grocery store!
While fresh shrimp is preferred in our household, we have learned to live with pre-cooked and the recipe below is one where there is no discernible difference. Give it a try…you might be delightfully surprised at how delicious these somewhat spicy shrimp are!
You will need:
Large, heavy skillet ( Cast iron skillet is perfect )
Large, slotted spoon
1-1/2 Tbs. virgin olive oil
2 dozen pre-cooked peeled and deveined shrimp ( preferably jumbo size )
1-1/2 Tbs washed and sliced green onions
1/3 cup white wine
1 Tbs. minced garlic
1-1/2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce ( or any hot sauce )
1/2 tsp.cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 Tbs. parley flakes ( optional )
2-1/2 Tbs.butter ( not margarine )
Add olive oil and onions to skillet and cook on high about a minute.
Reduce heat and add wine..cook down until it’s about half gone.
Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, paprika and Tabasco. Cook on medium low about a minute. Reduce heat to simmer/low.
Add the butter. Once melted, add the pre-cooked shrimp and stir well to coat. heat through, remove from skillet and sprinkle parsley flakes over shrimp.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Tip: We like to eat these at room temp also.