New Year’s party favorites – wow them with tidbits so tasty they will think you spent hours in the kitchen. These picks are so easy, you will have more time to visit with your guests.

Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Herb Sauce

This recipe whips up in about 20 minutes and can be done ahead of time so that you can greet your guests at the door with a different kind of cocktail! If you don’t like the heat, leave out the jalapeño peppers.

Serves 8


½ cup olive oil

½ cup chopped fresh dill leaves

½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

½ cup chopped fresh chives

½ jalapeño pepper, chopped into very small pieces

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

2 cloves garlic, chopped

sea salt and black pepper

2 pounds cooked peeled and deveined large shrimp


Combine the oil, dill, parsley, chives, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over shrimp and allow to soak in the sauce for at least 30 minutes. Serve the shrimp with extra sauce.