Chef Michael's Kitchen

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Saffron Shrimp Shots

  • serves 6

Get your seafood on! Succulent shrimp, cocktail sauce and garnishes made to look beautiful and taste even better. Great for parties!

40 Ratings
Directions for: Saffron Shrimp Shots



1 1-lb bag of frozen shrimp, 16-20 count

3 cup water

1 cup any white wine

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 clove garlic, thinly sliced

1 bay leaf

2 tsp salt

1 tsp saffron

Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup

½ cup horseradish

1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

juice and zest of 1 lemon


6 toothpicks

6 shot glasses

3 Tbsp celery salt

6 freshly shucked oysters

½ cup vodka

Garnishes & Assembly

1 handful fresh chives

thin strips of nori seaweed sushi wrap

green cocktail olives

pickled red onions



1. Pour the water and wine into a saucepan over medium high heat. Add the lemon, onion, garlic, bay leaf and salt. Bring the works to a full simmer and continue cooking for a few minutes so the flavours can build. Add the shrimp, stir, cover with a tight-fitting lid, turn off the heat and rest for 10 minutes. Remove the shrimp and set aside to cool further.

Cocktail Sauce

1. Whisk together the ketchup, horseradish, soy, lemon juice and zest and Worcestershire.


1. Pour the celery salt on a small plate in a mound. Dampen the rim of each shot glass and dip each one in the celery salt to rim. Carefully shuck an oyster into each glass. Add a small spoonful of cocktail sauce and top with vodka.

Garnishes & Assembly

1. Lay 2 chives along the top of a shrimp and wrap the rounded centre part of each shrimp with a strip of nori paper so that it fits snugly around it like a belt, holding the chive in place. Fit an olive in the curve of the shrimp, just under where the nori belt is, then pierce the tail with a toothpick and poke all the way through the olive and the other end of the shrimp. Repeat until you have completed all 6 garnishes. Place one atop each shot glass and garnish with a small piece of pickled red onion.

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