Take a classic appetizer to the next level with this marinated shrimp cocktail recipe served in an ice bowl. Your party guests will love it! As you know by now, I’ve been entertaining for years! As such, I’ve accumulated a library of easy party appetizers for girls night in that I reach for over and over again. One of those is this marinated shrimp cocktail recipe that takes the classic appetizer to the next level. And when you serve it in an ice bowl like this one, your guests will flip for it!
Make this shrimp a day ahead so the full flavor can develop
When I serve this at parties, it disappears! People just seem to love it. The key, though, is that you need to make it a day ahead for the fullest flavor. That also means one less thing to do on the day of the party which is always a good thing.
You’ll also need to make your ice bowl a couple of days ahead so it has plenty of time to freeze and set. See how cute it looks on my bar cart bubbly bar.
You can offer a dish of cocktail sauce on the side if you like, but you really don’t need to. This is perfect for small gatherings, or you can double the recipe for larger groups.
Find out how to make an ice bowl to serve the shrimp in, and garnish with lemon slices. Line the ice bowl with large lettuce leaves as a barrier between the shrimp and the ice. Otherwise the moist will stick to the frozen ice.
Marinated Shrimp Cocktail recipe
- 1 pound shrimp, cooked, peeled, and de-veined
- 1/2 cup Italian dressing
- 4 oz. can green chilies
- 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Texas Pete
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
Whisk together all ingredients except shrimp, in a bowl.
Add shrimp to a wide bowl so they can be spread out. They don’t need to be in a single layer.
Pour the marinade all over shrimp and give it a good tossing to coat shrimp. Cover and refrigerate over night.
Transfer marinated shrimp to a serving dish or ice bowl and serve.