Retro, fun, and cutely presented, shrimp cocktail is a holiday party favorite that's oh so quick and easy to prepare! This particular recipe uses green goddess dressing instead of cocktail sauce to modernize and dress the classic appetizer up a bit. Here, I give my green goddess dressing recipe, but you can also cut a corner with a good quality store-bought as well (I love Organic Girl Herb Goddess). Present them in clear, miniature cups to give everyone their own little dip bowl and make socializing easier!
1 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup parsley leaves
1/2 cup roughly chopped basil leaves
2 tablespoons tarragon
2 tablespoons chives
1 small garlic clove - peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 large lemon - juiced
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt, freshly cracked pepper
1 pound large, cooked salad shrimp
2 to 3 lemons - cut into small wedges
Make the dressing by adding the yogurt, mayo, herbs, garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, olive oil, and a heavy dash of salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse together until smooth. Add about one tablespoon of dressing to each mini cup.
Cut slits in the bottom of the shrimp and hook 2 to 3 onto each mini cup. Cut slits in each lemon wedge and add one to each cup. Arrange on a platter and serve.