Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

In honor of last night’s mid-season premier of The Walking Dead, I made Roasted Shrimp with “Bloody” Cocktail Sauce and it was bloody delicious!  If you’re looking for a quick, easy, make-ahead recipe for Valentine’s Day tomorrow, look no further.  The traditional way to cook shrimp for shrimp cocktail is to boil them in seasoned water.  This recipe, from Barefoot Contessa, roasts the shrimp, which I think makes them tastier and easier to work with than a giant pot of boiling water.  I used 21-25 shrimp per pound, instead of the super jumbo shrimp she suggests, and if you choose to go smaller too, just remember to reduce the cooking time to about 5 minutes. The cocktail sauce takes all of 2 minutes to put together and it’s out of this world with a great kick to it.

“Cooking done with care is an act of love.” – Craig Claiborne