Saturday, September 3, 2011

Something For Starters

Stay tuned tomorrow for the dinner that followed, but we started a spicy dinner with this platter of cantaloupe and cucumbers sprinkled with lime and chili powder and my secret super easy Mexican style shrimp cocktail. Based on a recipe from Rick Bayless (so it has to be good), I mix 1 pound of bay shrimp with 1/2 cup of ketchup (yes ketchup and shrimp), 2 TB of hot sauce, 2 TB of olive oil, chopped cilantro, 1/2 small onions finely chopped, 1 cup diced cucumber, 1 avocado cut into small cubes and the juice of 1/2 a lime. Tossed together and served with chips it's an appetizer people just can't stop eating. Just the kind I like to serve.

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