Five-minute five-ingredient festive shrimp salad. Instant Christmas Eve on a plate.
Christmas Eve is a time to go festive with food, I say. And this Christmas Eve Shrimp Salad is a “5 in 5″ recipe – five ingredients in five minutes, yet so festive it really is Christmas Eve on a plate.
I do think the “cuteness” factor can go too far. I am old enough to remember the popularity of the Christmas Candle Salad, The 60′s was a decade of tacky food, even at Christmas. Now it makes me laugh out loud to see a photo of this very weird salad. Did people not see how lurid this salad was? Ho Ho HO!
But still, food can be pretty without being weird, don’t you agree?
For many years, the Kelly family did shrimp cocktail as a first course on Christmas Eve. The kids clapped when I brought the fancy crystal glasses to the table – with cocktail sauce in the glass and shrimps draped around the edge of the glass. It was so fun for them to dip the shrimp and the presentation started off the meal on a fancy note. But now that the kids are older, this is a more grownup way to fancy-up the meal.
It takes about 2 minutes to cut jicama slices into stars, but you can just dice it if you like – saving even more time!
Happy Healthy Christmas, All!
– posted by Donna