February 6th, 2012
Valentines Day is just around the corner. In our house, that means a romantic night in. I am sure that many, many of you can relate. Whether you have kids and can’t find a sitter, or just want to stay in- I feel like there is nothing more romantic than creating a sweet night in for your honey.
In the week ahead, I am going to be posting lots of recipes for Valentines Day. Some are romantic, some are cute and meant for the kids, and all are meant for celebrating those you love!
Like this simple and incredibly delicious homemade shrimp cocktail. I know it’s totally old fashioned, but I am totally a sucker for a really good shrimp cocktail. Ice cold, plump shrimp and a super tangy, spicy cocktail sauce laden with hot horseradish. Sooooo good!!
Plus, you seriously pay in the neighborhood of 20$ for this as an appetizer and this costs a fraction of that to make at home. My husbands eye’s bugged out when he came home to a platter of this before dinner.
(Also- when I am trying to watch my chub- this makes an incredibly healthy lunch or snack.)
Shrimp Cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce, serves 4
-2 lbs shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
-2/3 cup ketchup
-½ cup chili sauce
-1 clove garlic, minced
-3 Tbs horseradish
-1 lemon (small)
-½ cup flat leaf parsley rough chopped
-1 tsp salt
Put all of the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Serve with chilled shrimp.Pin It