What signals cocktail party more than a shrimp cocktail?
Everyone has their own favourite recipe, and if you ask 50 people for a shrimp cocktail recipe, you are most likely to get 50 different recipes!! Yes, we know they are that popular. And while I love mixing shrimps with aioli, a bit of cream sauce, I also love the flavour of shrimps with tomato based sauces. Moreso when the sauce has a kick. Yup let’s kick start the party, with these shrimp cocktails in a shooter of spicy tomato sauce. Or you can treat it as a chaser for your other shots! Why the heck not? We are partying after all!
I have chosen to use both hot sauce and some horseradish, we all know what that means. But if you do not care for this amount of spice, feel free to go with one or the other. With that said, I do recommend that you venture out of the comfort zone and burn a few taste buds! The only way you get acclimatized with the heat 🙂 Since you are adventuring, then do try my Smoked Shatta, it gives it that misty, deep, bold and absolutely seductive layer of flavour.I give you the options and leave it up to you to adventure.
Finally, I have also included for you a video of very simple canapes that you can prepare in almost no time, with the least amount of effort. This way your guests will enjoy nibbling and chatting and will have enough food to guard their cocktail intake. Also this way you won’t be knackered by the prep that you sleep as soon as the party is on.