Shrimp Louis and Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

Ah the glamour of it all! Christmas Parties galore, then on to the New Year’s Eve all night, champagne clinking celebrations. One year on Christmas Eve, our family tried to do The Feast of the Seven Fishes, popular in most Italian homes, but let me tell you, we only made it to five fishes. We were stuffed! After that experience, we have stayed true to one or two of our favorite seafood dishes, this Shrimp Louis being Himself’s first choice. The very first year, I dumped the entire tray of it too, and had to start all over again. Nothing like Christmas bloopers.

Shrimp Louis
Ingredients:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp. horseradish
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 tsp. dried minced onion, not powder
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/8 tsp. cracked black pepper, and more for sprinkling
1 T. lemon juice
2 tsp. lemon zest
2 pounds 26-30 count shelled shrimp, cooked, tails removed
1 heart of romaine, shredded
8 lemon wedges for garnish
8 parsley leaves for garnish

Instructions:
In a blender on medium speed, blend the first 13 ingredients- mayonnaise through lemon zest. Rough chop shrimp and toss with Louis Sauce. Divide romaine between 8 martini glasses. Divide out the shrimp mixture between the 8 glasses and place over the romaine lettuce. Garnish with a lemon wedge, parsley leaf, and a dash more of black pepper. Serve immediately. Serves 8.

MasonATE it…


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Now along with this lovely Hors d’oeuvre, a lady needs a proper dress, especially a classy little black dress as this All That Jazz Boogie Woogie. How very Mad Men! I love this style of dress and you all can use the following code to get 10% off for the next 30 days on all your Shabby Apple purchases!

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To top it all off Shabby Apple and I have teamed up to giveaway the Boogie Woogie Dress to one of my readers.


“Some things are just better together: peanut butter and chocolate, Ella and Shrimp Louis, love and dancing. We decided to pair two things we love—the soft, cotton jersey of our favorite t-shirt, and the gorgeous sateen of our Jazz Age collection—to create the Boogie Woogie, an indispensably comfortable-yet-elegant little black dress. A luxe jersey cap sleeve top is gathered at the waist with a wide satin sash, and a veritable bouquet of appliquéd, ruched flowers and leaves adorns the full sateen skirt that swirls just below your knee. A truly inspired combination,the Boogie Woogie has star potential.”

For a chance to win this dress for yourself, mom, sister, wife, girlfriend, the girl that’s “just” a friend (wink), or your favorite auntie please do these…

1. US residents, please leave a comment in the comments section, including your name and email, telling me your favorite cocktail or mocktail.
2. To spice things up, I will let you make 3 more comments if you “like” Shabby Apple’s Facebook page. Tell them Big Red Kitchen sent you!
3. A winner will be picked by the random generator on Dec. 27th 10pm EST.

So, so, so many people forget to leave their email. I cannot contact you without it if you were to win.

The dress giveaway is sponsored by Shabby Apple, all opinions, recipe, and top photo are my own. The Boogie Woogie Dress photo and dress description are courtesy of Shabby Apple.

We have a winner! Pat R. Congratulations on winning such a pretty dress!
The dress giveaway is sponsored by Shabby Apple, all opinions, recipe, and top photo are my own. The Boogie Woogie Dress photo and dress description are courtesy of Shabby Apple.

Merry Christmas!


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85 Comments

  1. avatar ashsgram
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cocktail at the moment is a French Kiss Martini. Soooo yummy.

    ashsgram@gmail.com

  2. avatar Rob
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

    LOVE this recipe! It's become a favorite annual Christmas treat.

    I'll go with my favorite Christmas AND fashion-themed mixer, The Disaronno Fashionista Twist:

    1 oz of Disaronno
    1 oz of Tawny Port
    2 dashes of Angostura bitters

    Shake in a cocktail mixer with ice, strain into a martini glass & garnish with an orange twist.

  3. avatar Erin McLaury
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cocktail is the 20th century. It's classy and always a big hit.

    You can find the recipe here: http://www.imbibemagazine.com/Recipe-Twentieth-Century

    Also – I LOVE Shabby Apple dresses!!

  4. avatar teresa
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 2:51 PM | Permalink

    There are just too many that I like, and they all are dependent upon my mood and the time of day. Spicy Bloody Mary's have to be at the top of the list though, using Ditka's mix and 3 Olive vodka. When I'm out dancing, I lean towards a simple screw driver or a T&T. Yes, I am plain and simple :-)

  5. avatar CAW
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 3:05 PM | Permalink

    There are only two drinks I like
    Frozen margarita's with extra salt and Crown and Coke for special occasions.
    Love LOVE love the dress for "my friend" winks.
    bertchicarley@gmail.com

  6. avatar Sheila
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 3:29 PM | Permalink

    Favorite cocktail~ Cosmopolitan. Cranberry juice is great for the holidays!

  7. avatar Aaron Schalk
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 3:52 PM | Permalink

    Spicy Ginger Apple
    Apple Spice Bourbon and Ginger Ale.

    Do it, now!

  8. avatar Janel
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 4:34 PM | Permalink

    I love a good Bloody Mary, but this time of year hot apple cider with spiced rum is fantastic!

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. avatar Janel
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 4:34 PM | Permalink

    I already "Like" Shabby Apple on Facebook. :)

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. avatar Sabrina
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 5:36 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cocktail is a Jack and Coke but for the holidays I like a pomegranate martini. This shrimp looks delish too.

  11. avatar stacief
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 6:04 PM | Permalink

    I am a margarita fan!

  12. avatar Kristen
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 6:17 PM | Permalink

    I am missing my spiced rum caramel apple cider with whipped cream this year! I'm 32 weeks pregnant…8 more until I can have a sip, I mean…meet my little girl :)

    kristenasullivan@gmail.com
    Kristen Sullivan

  13. avatar Kristen
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 6:17 PM | Permalink

    I liked Shabby Apple on FB.

    Kristen Sullivan
    kristenasullivan@gmail.com

  14. avatar Anonymous
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cocktail is a blueberry pomegranate martini! ( there is a place in Rehoboth beach, MD called Jake's makes the best ones!)
    I just liked Shabby Apple on Facebook- cute! Never heard of them until now!
    Joyce Kinsey (scottnjoyce@comcast.net)

  15. avatar Meredith
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 7:00 PM | Permalink

    my favorite cocktail is a Moscow Mule – but only if it's made with ginger beer (and not ginger ale). Yum!

  16. avatar Meredith
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 7:00 PM | Permalink

    My favorite cocktail is a Moscow Mule (but only if it's made with ginger beer, not ginger ale). Yum!

  17. avatar Christina
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

    I love Tom Collins, but I wouldn't turn away a Jack and Coke with a couple cherries.

  18. avatar kathy
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 10:34 PM | Permalink

    I love a nice Crown Royal on the rocks!!

  19. avatar Jenny
    Posted 12/21/2011 at 11:59 PM | Permalink

    I absolutely love chocolate martinis…but I'm also a sucker for a good White Russian or a margarita (on the rocks with salted rim, of course!)

    Jenny Milstead
    shufflemuffle@gmail.com

    PS – Also 'liked' the FB page of Shabby Apple…they have such wonderful dresses!!

  20. avatar h. mcnaron
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 2:05 AM | Permalink

    This time of year a good hot todddie does the trick.

    hmcnaron at gmail

  21. avatar h. mcnaron
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 2:06 AM | Permalink

    I like shabby apple on FB! A marie hj saver

    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

  22. avatar h. mcnaron
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 2:06 AM | Permalink

    entry 2- a marie hj saver likes shabby apple on fb.

  23. avatar h. mcnaron
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 2:06 AM | Permalink

    last entry- a marie hj saver like shabby apple on FB! hmcnaron at gmail

  24. avatar Kristin
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 8:51 AM | Permalink

    I'm not a huge cocktail person…can I say Cask & Cream on the rocks, or a nice bourbon hot toddy if I need some comfort?

  25. avatar christy
    Posted 12/22/2011 at 10:47 AM | Permalink

    i love a blackberry Margarita
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

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