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Shrimp Cocktail - {Cocktail Di Gamberi}

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp - (30 per lb) cooked
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 small radicchio head
  • 1 large orange sliced in thin
  • wedges
  • 1 large lemon sliced in thin
  • wedges

Details

Servings 4

Preparation

Step 1

Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brandy. Add the cream, pepper, and pineapple and fold in. Reserve and refrigerate half the sauce. Mix the remaining sauce with the shrimp, folding in carefully. Cover the shrimp and marinate in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cut the romaine lettuce into thin shreds. Tear the radicchio into bite-size pieces.

Half-fill 4 to 6 fruit-cup glasses or wide-mouth goblets with some of the romaine and radicchio. With a spoon, divide the shrimp among the glasses and garnish each with a wedge of lemon and orange. Serve as a first course; pass the reserved sauce on the side.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

This is a wonderful and simple presentation for a dinner party. The ingredients can be doubled successfully. The original recipe called for canned pineapple, for which I can find no culinary use. Fresh pineapple is far superior.

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