Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ohhhh La La

I had a lovely French Themed Dinner Party to celebrate my Graduation from Le Cordon Bleu! My parents hosted 22 guests and we had an all French menu. It was tres chique! Here's some pictures from the night as well as the recipe for Roasted Shrimp Cocktail. It's a family staple at our house- we make it whenever we have an excuse to celebrate something-Graduations, Christmas, Wednesday, Celebrity sighting, you get the drift. (Thanks to Nathan for taking these pictures!)

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa
8 cocktail servings
2 lbs shrimp (12-15 count shrimp)
olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
2/3 cups chili sauce (not hot)
1/2 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp prepared horseradish
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp hot sauce
Use some paper towels to pat dry your shrimp after you've peeled and devained them-leave the tails on. Rub both sides with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pop them in a preheated oven at 400 for about 5 minutes- they'll cook fast. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl- mix and then pour into another pretty bowl and garnish with lemons. Voila!

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