Friday, November 15, 2013

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway


Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

I hope you’ve enjoyed the easy entertaining recipes I’ve been posting so far.  With Thanksgiving and many holiday celebrations just around the corner, I have another scrumptious recipe to share with you today; plus a giveaway that you don’t want to miss.  A while ago, I entered GitaDini’s Giveaway on their Facebook Fan Page and won this Stacko Serving Stand as shown in my pictures.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I have been using it for a while in parties and family gatherings.  Everyone loved it and asked me where I got this stand.  Today, you’re in luck because I’ll be giving one away to a lucky uTry.it reader, courtesy of GitaDini.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

This Stacko Serving Stand is so festive because of the multiple colors cones and cups.  The size of the stand is 16” in height and 16” in diameter.  It comes with 18 cups and 18 cones, all in single portioned size.  I always love single portions for entertaining, which make it convenient to serve with different types of food and hygienic.  The best part is that the plastic cups and cones are dishwasher-safe, which makes cleaning up a breeze as well.  Honestly, with a serving stand this gorgeous, I wish to have parties and gatherings in my place everyday so I can simply displace and show off this stand on my serving table/counter everyday! 


Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

This Stacko Serving Stand is very versatile and your serving options are endless.  From appetizer, small bites to desserts, this Stacko Serving Stand can do it all.   Okay, I should say, this Stacko Serving Stand can hold them all, because I’m the one who’s cooking.  hahaha….Want to see what I’ve been serving on this gorgeous stand?  Let me show you one by one.  From the picture above, I serve some fresh veggies sticks.  You can use whatever veggies you want or in season.  These veggies sticks are healthy and refreshing party snacks.  

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

Up next, my Fall favorite recipe, Candied Pecans.   I always have these candied pecans on hand as they are simply addictive and perfect for parties and snacks.  Please click here for the recipe.


Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

Up next, my new party favorites, Portobello Mushroom and Avocado Oven Fries.  These are a cinch to make and very healthy and flavorful!  Please click here for the recipe.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

In my opinion, it’s not a party until we bring out the shrimp cocktails!  (check out my post here on How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps) These shrimp cocktails are better than the usual ones because they are Roasted Shrimp Cocktails!  The roasting really concentrate the wonderful shrimp flavors, plus, I added some fresh thyme for some earthy and lemony freshness.  You can go to the bottom of this post for the recipe.  See how convenience these cones and cups are (see picture below)?  I added the cocktail sauce on the bottom of the cones before “hanging” the shrimps onto them.  So, each person gets his/her own dipping sauce.   Double-dipping is highly recommended and encouraged here!  I did the same for the veggie sticks above but with a ranch dressing instead.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway

You can also serve desserts and drinks with this Stacko Serving Stand.  I made these Meyer Lemon Sorbet with Fresh Thyme here (see picture below).  It is the perfect compliment with the thyme I used in the roasted shrimps and super refreshing as well.  Please click here for the sorbet recipe.  Besides what I’ve shown here, you can also serve ice cream, sushi hand rolls, wraps, mixed fruit, etc.  

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed!

This Stacko Serving Stand is perfect for your Thanksgiving party, celebrations and gatherings.  You can check out GitaDini’s website here and order your own.  Or, if you want to try your luck and win it in my giveaway, here’s how to enter.

Giveaway Details:

1 (One) uTry.it readers will win a Stacko Serving Stand ($30 Value).


This Giveaway is open to my Readers with a Mainland U.S. shipping address.  Deadline to enter is November 22nd, 2013 by midnight PST. Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed. Prize will be shipped out directly by GitaDini.


To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite party food is.  Be sure to include your email address in the comment so we can contact you if you're the lucky winner.

For extra entries, do any or all of the following (
simply leave a separate comment for each extra entry):


1) “Like” GitaDini on their Facebook Page, click here.

2) "Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page, click here.
3) Pin a picture from this post onto your Pinterest board and leave a comment with the link to your Pin.
4) Follow GitaDini on Pinterest, click here.
5) Add me to your Google+ circle here.
6) Share this giveaway on your Facebook page (with a link back to this post please)
7) Share this giveaway on Twitter (with a link back to this post please)


Disclaimer: As mentioned, I won this Stancko Serving Stand a while ago from GitaDini’s Facebook Fan Page giveaway.  I also received compensation for my time to write this post and review.  And GitaDini is sponsoring the prize for this giveaway.  All opinions are 100% my own and always will be. 

 
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail–Easy Entertaining Recipe and a Giveaway


P.S.: Please click here to read about How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps.



Roasted Shrimp Cocktail: (Printable Recipe)

2 pounds (21 to 25-count) shrimp
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Peel and devein the shrimps, leaving the tails on.  Place the shrimps on a sheet pan and gently toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme leaves until evenly coated.  Spread them out in a single layer and leave 1/8-inch space in between each one. Roast for 7 to 9 minutes, or until the shrimps turned pink and cooked through. Set aside to cool.

Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce and a wedge of lemon in the Stacko Serving Stand.

P.S.: Please click here to read about How to Easily Peel and Devein Shrimps.

109 comments:

  1. Amy, I love your stacko serving stand so beautiful! The cocktail also look yummy!

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  2. Omigosh..this looks so cute!! ❤

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  3. Thanks, Amy, for this lovely review and sharing these delicious recipes. Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!

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    1. My pleasure! The Stacko Serving Stand is so much fun to use and so festive. It's my honor to have the chance to try and review the product.

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  4. I like the presentation on the Stacko Serving Stand with the variation of colors. All your guests have to do is grab and go! Love it! Great recipes! I can't think of one party food that I enjoy the most. Basically anything that is well presented and not messy.
    estetikaartbyamw@gmail.com

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  5. Hi Amy , great review , a great and wonderful way to have a nice gathering aso very colorful . I am entering the contest , and also ordering a couple of Stackos, to be sure I receive them in time for the holidays . Thanks for sharing :)

    PS: Thanks for following my blog :D.

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  6. Hi Amy
    Oh, my first time seeing a cocktail stand. So really suitable for entertaining, ans space saving too on the table for serving.

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  7. Amy, I love the stacko, my favorite party food, that's a tough one, right now I'm thinking fried parmesan zucchini dipped in homemade ranch sauce :)

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  8. I liked Utryit on Facebook, and I'm craving your shrimp ;)

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  9. My favorite party food is cheese and crackers

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  10. What a fun dish! I would love to see these on Superbowl Sunday. Maybe cups of different dips? Or sweet fruit and a cream cheese or chocolate.

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  11. The serving stand looks fun. Perfect for the buffet.

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  12. Amy this is such a fun party stand. The colors are so cheerful and the various size and shapes of the cups makes it so versatile.

    My favorite appetizer that I almost always have on hand are candied or savory pecans. I will be sure to check out your recipe and all the others you've posted in your series.

    Now to check out your sponsors website. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hi Amy,
    It looks so delicious and the presentation is fabulous!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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  14. The stand looks cute. Maybe it can be used for cupcakes as well?
    I like mini fruit tarts for parties.

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  15. Wow! Those shrimp look fantastic--I never thought of roasting shrimp for a shrimp cocktail. I love shrimp cocktail in all its varieties.

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  16. Hi Amy, oh mine.... the stand look super cute. Love it and the color cups is so attractive. The shrimp cocktail look so inviting. :))

    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. wow, what a fascinating cocktail presentation!
    nice for buffet!

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  18. I'm loving your entertaining series, Amy and especially the candied pecans..yum! Nothing like holiday season without selection of nuts!

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  19. I LOoooove DIPS, all kinds of dips!

    I MUST have this! OMGosh, I love! Xxx

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  20. I roast almost everything, but haven't roasted shrimp. Yet. Love the idea! Thanks so much.

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  21. Shame I can't enter, this stand it a great idea!

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  22. Oh Amy, this stand is so cute and so festive, I love that have all kind of little bites in one stand. Absolutely perfect for the holiday season...
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend and have a great week ahead :D

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  23. What a fun idea for a party gathering during the holiday. You can hold a drink in one hand and a cone in the other... Have a great week. BAM

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  24. This stand is so cute and would be a big hit at any party or gathering! I love that you can fit so many different food options in here :)

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  25. The stand is definitely a good idea! Not only does it save space, it actually beautifies the area too. =D

    I've seen something like that here, but it's more for cupcakes...

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  26. my favorite party food is shrimp cocktail sydney60171@gmail.com

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  27. I love this and would love to use it at parties and potlucks! I always love making dips in my crockpot but also making mini cupcakes.

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  28. I like” GitaDini on their Facebook Page

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  29. I pinned a picture onto my Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/422845852485035004/

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  30. The roasted shrimp looks wonderful, lovely flavour in the cocktail and it looks so cute :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  31. My favorite party food is a shrimp tray! Or a Buffalo Chicken Dip!

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  32. Que idea màs fantàstica y saludable para una fiesta felicitaciones mi comida favorita,abrazos.

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  33. I love entertain and this idea of yours is fabulous, Amy!

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  34. Looks like a perfect item for family gatherings - I'd love to win one!

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  35. Extra entry - 1) “Like” GitaDini on their Facebook Page Liked! (Susan MomBlogger on fb)

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  36. Extra Entry - 2) "Like" uTry.it's Facebook Page - liked

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  37. 4) Follow GitaDini on Pinterest, - following - pinterest.com/loves2read

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  38. 5) Add me to your Google+ - done -

    my g+ link: https://plus.google.com/115007400114633605797/posts?tab=XX

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  39. Awesome, I love the colour and the way you display it.

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  40. This is so cute. I love how you used it with different kinds of yummy appetizers. That shrimp sure looks good!

    My favorite party food is veggies and dip.

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  41. My favorite party food is wraps or roll ups with meat, veggies and cheese.

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  42. I sure respect you for using the stand and coming up with the variance of cocktail. Love the whole thing, beautiful visual and colors. Best of luck to the winners.

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  43. A fun and festive way to display the goodies! My fave party food is cheese featured with fruits--yum! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  44. HI Amy, What a nice review and love everyone of your recipes here. And, thank you for offeriing a generous giveaway. And, you are so right, its not a party until the shrimp cocktail comes out ( same for us too! ). Lol....
    Our favorite party food is the shrimp cocktail!
    email: Annalizrecipes@gmail.com

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  45. My favorite party foods are spinach dip and mini caprese bites

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  46. Shrimp cocktail has always been a favorite but your roasted shrimp is intriguing =)

    Love how you've so beautifully filled the Stacko Serving Stand =)

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  47. fun recipe and love the way its served

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  48. What a festive and creative use of a cupcake stand. You could even put a bowl of fresh flowers at the top! I can't wait to try this at our next party.

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  49. Hi Amy,
    Love how you serve your prawn cook tail and veges sticks. Looks so festive.
    How I wish I am in the US so I am can join your give away.. LoLs
    mui

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  50. Yummy roasted shrimp and I LOVE shrimp!

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  51. What a wonderful way to display food! Love how many different foods you have displayed! I love all party food, but especially shrimp cocktail.

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  52. I love roasted shrimp -- it's such a nice change of pace from a cold shrimp platter! That Stacko serving stand looks like it would very handy for parties!

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  53. A beauty and so useful! Would be so nice to have one on the table

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  54. i want to take part in your giveaway. i like this, it is colourful and good kids party.

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  55. My favorite party food is chicken wing dip!

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  56. My favorite party food is pizza.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  57. My current favorite party food is panko coated zucchini with caramelized onion dip

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  58. Google+ follower as Sonya Neal

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  59. Oh what a fun and colorful way of dishing up shrimp cocktails!

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  60. What a colorful serving stand.

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  61. This stand looks so funny, but I bet your appetisers and snacks would look and taste great in any container ;-)

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  62. This stand is SO cute! My favorite party snack (at least these days) is bacon wrapped dates.

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  63. And on G+
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  64. I have a Christmas open house each year and Mediterranean appetizers are always the favorites...from stuffed grape leaves to hummus.

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  65. My favorite party food is stuffed jalapenos

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  66. I like Gitadini on FB as Julie Myles

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  67. My favorite party food is hotwings and spinach dip

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  68. My favorite party food is shrimp. I love it when there are several dips to choose from and I admit that I eat more than I probably should!
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  69. I like GitaDini on Facebook.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  70. I like uTry.it on Facebook
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  71. I follow GitaDini on Pinterest.
    Laura Lee
    Laurie Emerson
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  72. You are in my Google+
    Laura Emerson
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  73. Pinned
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81909286946139623/
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  75. Chips are my favorite.

    theshadedmoon at gmail dot com

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  76. Mini spinach quiches are my favorite.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  77. I liked Gitadini on facebook as Susan Chester

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  78. Little smokies on toothpicks.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  79. My favorite party food is Shrimp Cocktail.

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  80. I “Like” GitaDini on their Facebook~Deb S

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  81. "Like" uTry.it's Facebook~Deb S

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  82. Tweet!~

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  83. My favorite party food is antipasto squares.
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  84. Like Gita Dini on FB Sherry Conrad
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  87. My favorite party food is spinich or broccoli quiches:)luvs2fishmama at yahoodotcom

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  88. My favorite party food is shrimp cocktail.

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  89. I like Gita Dini on FB as Theodore esteghamat.

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  90. I like uTry it on FB as Theodore esteghamat.

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  91. What a cool little server! Oh my gosh, I LOVE shrimp cocktail. I never get to eat it because my husband hates shrimp, but I really should just make it for myself. I always boil shrimp and would never think to roast it...i bet they're great that way! I like pretty much any party food ;)

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