Mary's Christmas Shrimp Tree Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mary's Christmas Shrimp Tree Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Mary's Christmas Shrimp Tree

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"Quick, easy, and impressive! Cooked shrimp and other colorful munchies are displayed on a Christmas tree created with beet greens wrapped around a cone shape. Vary the size of the cone and type/amount of veggies to personalize this for your party needs. Using purchased sauces for dipping makes this even easier. Display on a colorful Christmas plate and watch the snackers un-decorate!"

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  • PREP

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Wrap a 9 inch tall Styrofoam cone with aluminum foil, covering completely. Use toothpicks to attach beet greens, with the undersides facing outward, to the cone. Cut off the exposed pieces of toothpick with strong scissors. Place the slice of cheese on a dry serving plate. Set the cone onto the cheese to anchor.
  2. Use frilly toothpicks to attach shrimp, baby corn, black olives, green olives and jalapeno slices to the cone to look like decorations. Scatter any leftover vegetables around the base of the tree. Serve with your choice of colorful purchased dipping sauces, like cocktail sauce, remoulade sauce, or guacamole.
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Dec 12, 2007

This is a wonderful recipe and a crowd pleaser. Everyone commented on how festive it was. I only subed one item, parsley for the beet leaves, it made the tree look a little more real and festive. I also did one using fruits and a cream cheese dip. Thanks for the great recipe.

 
Jan 08, 2010

This was really fun to do! I even added a styrofoam star at the top of the tree! My family really enjoyed it and it makes a nice centerpiece on the table.

 
Jan 12, 2011

I loved this! People were afraid to eat it though, but my tree turned out exactly like this one! I added hummus dips at the bottom, and cocktail sauce as well. Don't forget the star on top!

 
Dec 22, 2011

I HAVE DONE THIS MYSELF IN THE PAST AND LOVE THE IDEA!!!!!!! EVERYONE ENOYS IT AND APPRECIATES IT. GIVES A VERY FESTIVE FEELING TO THE AFFAIR!

 
Nov 21, 2011

Cheese as glue! Fantastic!!

 
Dec 10, 2013

I have done this for several years and everyone loves it. I set mine up on a mirror and have little ice-skating figures on it. I also use party picks instead of toothpicks. They look like more decorations.

 
Dec 09, 2013

Going to make this but use kale as the leaves instead of beet greens!

 
Dec 15, 2013

I placed little "gifts" of Baby Bell Cheese under the tree.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 1048 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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