Hiiiii….. So glad you’re here. Because, um, enter the most delicious little nuggets of savory goodness (i.e. shrimp cocktail… my fave) you’ll ever meet. I mean, seriously. The sous chef will totally vouch for me here. These are hands down, delicious.
And I gotta be honest: we love this recipe in particular because of how the shrimp are prepared. I don’t make much of a secret about boiled food being my arch-nemesis. It’s like our dog and the vacuum cleaner. They just can’t tango. And I don’t tango with boiled food. There’s just too many delicious ways to prepare food, and life is too short for boiling [it’s kind of how I think about drinks: life is too short to opt for anything but wine. Okay…. maybe coffee. Maybe. But wine always.].
Not to mention, shrimp + garlic + white wine + butter = heavenly. Throw in cocktail sauce, and you’ve reached pure bliss. Because let’s be clear: anything with a condiment is instantly better, duh [oh, p.s. feel free to double the cocktail sauce recipe. Don’t be shy]. And searing these puppies up gives them great color, and of course flavor.
And my friends, the best part is being able to make these in advance. Entertaining, and want a totally delicious appetizer? Make these the night before, and free up your time to worry about more important things, like dinner and drinking wine with your guests. It literally just doesn’t get better than that.
But don’t take my word for it. Test these babies out for yourself! Enjoy!