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Shrimp Christmas Tree

Difficulty: Easy
Serves / Makes: 12


  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 large bunches curly endive
  • 1 (2 1/2 foot high) styrofoam cone
  • 1 (12x12x1 inch) styrofoam square
  • 1 small box round toothpicks
  • Cocktail Sauce


    1. Thaw frozen shrimp. Place shrimp in boiling salted water, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and tender; drain. Peel shrimp, leaving last section of shell. Remove veins, wash and chill.
    2. Separate and wash endive, dry and chill. Place cone in center of styrofoam square.
    3. Cover base and cone with overlapping leaves of endive fastening to styrofoam with toothpick halves. Start at the outside edge of base and work up. Cover fully with greens to resemble Christmas tree. Attach shrimp to tree with toothpicks. Provide Cocktail Sauce for dunking.


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