Shrimp Christmas Tree
Yield: 1 tree
3 lb Fresh or frozen shrimp
1/2 c Salt
2 qt -water
4 lg Bunches curly endive
2 1/2 Foot high Styrofoam cone
1 12 x 12 x 1-inch Styrofoam Square
1 sm Box round toothpicks
Thaw frozen shrimp. Place shrimp in boiling salted water. Cover; simmer for about 15
minutes or until shrimp are pink and tender. Drain. Peel shrimp, leaving last section of
shell. Remove sand veins; wash. Chill. Separate and wash endive. Chill. Place cone in
center of Styrofoam square. Cover base and cone with overlapping leaves of endive. Fasten
endive to Styrofoam with toothpick halves. Start at the outside edge of base and work up.
Cover fully with greens to resemble Christmas tree. Attach shrimp to tree with
toothpicks.Provide Cocktail Sauce for dunking.
Source: Military Officers' Wives: Holiday Cookbook
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