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Shrimp Cocktail in Tomato Cups


Appetizers have long been a part of the culinary tradition in Europe, but they're relatively new to America. One of the first to appear in American cookbooks, at the turn of the century, was shrimp cocktail.













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


For tomato cups:
5 medium tomatoes
For the cocktail sauce:
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
or vinegar
1 teaspoon horseradish
drained prepared
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon red hot pepper sauce
For the shrimp:
1 small yellow onion
2 x bay leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
16 each shrimp
fresh or frozen and thawed large, peeled and deveined with tails left on


To prepare tomato cups, cut off the top third of four of the tomatoes, making a decorative zigzag edge.

Reserve tops.

Gently scoop out seeds and pulp and discard.

Invert tomato cups onto paper-towel-lined baking sheet; cover and refrigerate 1 hour (will keep for 1 day).

To prepare the cocktail sauce, seed and chop remaining whole tomato and enough of tomato tops to measure 1 cup chopped tomato.

In food processor blender, process the chopped tomato, tarragon vinegar, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and red pepper sauce until smooth.

Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until cold (will keep for 8 hours).

To cook the shrimp, half-fill a large saucepan with cold water and add onion, bay leaves, and salt.

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Stir in shrimp.

Lower heat and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn opaque.

Drain in a colander; cool under cold running water.

Transfer to shallow dish.

Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour (will keep for 8 hours).

Line the tomato cups with leaf lettuce.

Stir cocktail sauce; spoon some into each cup.

Arrange 4 shrimp in each cup.

Serve immediately.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 179g (6.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 399% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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