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Halloween Shrimp Cocktail Brain

Halloween Shrimp Cocktail Brain

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Cammie

Realistic, creepy, AND yummy. Make it the day before your Halloween party so it has time to set. Serve with assorted crackers, baguette slices, cucumber slices, and celery sticks.

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  • Calories:
  • 77 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 378 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water in a bowl and set aside to soften. Place bean thread noodles in heatproof bowl and top with 4 cups boiling water or amount needed to cover. Allow noodles to soften for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour 1 jar cocktail sauce into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in softened gelatin; cook, stirring frequently, until completely melted. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Combine shrimp, celery, and water chestnuts in a large bowl. Drain noodles and shake off excess water; add to bowl. Add warmed gelatin mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Lightly grease gelatin mold. Press mixture firmly into mold, making sure all gaps are filled. Cover filled mold with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Invert mold onto a serving platter (see Cook's Notes). Drizzle cocktail sauce around the edges to create pool of "blood."
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ntaylor
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11/2/2014

This looks VERY real and was very tasty. I kept the recipe simple and only used jumbo shrimp and imitation crab (half and half proportions). Followed cocktail sauce and gelatin instructions, but used (2) 0.25oz packs.