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Shrimp Christmas Tree Is the Only Way to Celebrate the Holidays!

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Now this might not replace your actual tree, it will replace your frozen shrimp ring forever!

Back in the day they were a lot more creative with their presentation, this was then and now it’s just a ring. Everything will still be as addictive as a regular old shrimp ring but whoa this ones a show stopper!

Ingredients:

  • 12 x 12 x 1 styrofoam square
  • 30 inch styrofoam cone
  • 1 bunch beet greens - frisee - curly endive
  • 3 pound cooked medium shrimp with tails intact
  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can baby corn, drained
  • 1 pint cherries tomatoes
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
  • Cocktail sauce for dipping
  • 2 lemons, wedges

Directions:

  1. Wrap a 9 inch tall Styrofoam cone with aluminum foil, covering completely. Use toothpicks to attach beet greens, with the undersides facing outward, to the cone. Cut off the exposed pieces of toothpick with strong scissors. Place the slice of cheese on a dry serving plate. Set the cone onto the cheese to anchor.
  2. Use frilly toothpicks to attach shrimp, baby corn, black olives, green olives and jalapeno slices to the cone to look like decorations. Scatter any leftover vegetables around the base of the tree. Serve with your choice of colorful purchased dipping sauces, like cocktail sauce, remoulade sauce, or guacamole.