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What do you use to serve shrimp cocktail for a party? Looking for a better solution than nesting bowls w ice . ..

asked by iuzzini 6 months ago
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added 6 months ago

I assume by "party" you mean a cocktail party and not a sit down dinner.
I have used three different methods for a shrimp cocktail.
1 = mini martini glasses, bit a sauce on top of shredded lettuce with large shrimp on edge.
2 = shot glasses, same as above with just one or two shrimp.
3 = individual ceramic serving spoons (like mini Chinese soup spoons), same method, usually one shrimp.
All the above can be bought a places like Crate and Barrel for $$$, or at a dollar-store for $.

added 6 months ago

PS - the nesting bowls (small glass bowl sitting in a larger glass bowl with shaved ice) make for excellent martini glasses on a warm/hot day.


Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added 6 months ago

Are your guests eating this dish while standing up, eating from a buffet table? Or after they're sitting down at the dinner table?

added 6 months ago

I have a fish-shaped glass plate that I freeze until party time. Scatter shrimp over it and place a little bowl of cocktail sauce right on the plate with the shrimp.

added 6 months ago

Years ago, I received a classic Nambe platter as a gift - not cheap, but very useful - made of some kind of metal alloy that maintains temp for a long time - you can put it in the freezer before serving cold things, or conversely heat it. Works great for shrimp, anything involving raw fish, etc. (Also has beautiful 1950's design.)