Shrimp Christmas Tree
2 pounds medium
shrimp, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 qt. water
1/3 cup salt
3 bunches curly endive
1 Styrofoam cone, 1 1/2 feet high
1 small box round toothpicks
Thaw frozen shrimp.
Place shrimp in boiling salted water. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until
shrimp are pink and tender. Drain. Peel shrimp leaving the tail section of shell
on. Remove veins and wash. Chill.
Separate and wash endive. Chill.
Starting at base of cone and working up, cover cone with overlapping leaves of
endive and fasten with toothpick halves. Cover fully with leaves to resemble a
Christmas tree. Attach shrimp to tree with toothpicks.
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons horseradish
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
Generous dash of liquid hot
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine ingredients and chill.