California Shrimp Ring

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Title: California Shrimp Ring
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Shrimp


2 lb Shrimp, fresh
1 Whole lemon, juice from
1 Envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tb Water
1/3 c Lemon juice, fresh
4 c Cream cheese
3/4 tb Sugar
2 tb Italian parsley, chopped
1 tb Lemon rind, grated
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
10 oz Plum preserves
3 tb Pickapeppa sauce
1 Head green leaf lettuce
1 Whole lemon, thinly sliced
Sprig Italian parsley,

Cook shrimp in boiling water until done. Douse immediately in cold water.
Drain, peel and devein. Chop half the shrimp into small pieces and set
aside. Place remaining whole shrimp in a bowl and squeeze lemon juice over
all pieces and toss. Cover bowl and set aside in a cool place.

Combine gelatin, water, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Stir over low heat
until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Beat together cream cheese, sugar, parsley, lemon peel, salt and pepper in
a large bowl This is easier if cream cheese is soft at room temperature.
Blend in gelatin mixture and fold in chopped shrimp by hand. Pour into a 6
1/2 cut ring mold and chill to firm.

To serve: Layer lettuce on a serving plate and unmold salad on top. Combine
plum preserves and pickapeppa sauce. Drizzle over mold. Garnish lettuce
with lemon slices and parsley sprigs, and fill center of mold with whole

Recipe by: Delicious Decisions/ Posted to MC-Recipe
Digest V1 #620 by Terry Pogue on May 25, 1997