Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Green Goddess Dressing

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the shrimp:
  • 2 pounds large shrimp (14 to16 shrimp per pound)
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Green Goddess Dressing:
  • 1 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (6 to 7 scallions)
  • 1 cup chopped basil leaves (18 to 20 leaves)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into sticks
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in one layer. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Set aside to cool.

For the dressing, place the mayonnaise, scallions, basil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the sour cream and process just until blended. Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to use. Serve as a dip for the shrimp with the celery sticks.


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