Elegant Shrimp with Mustard Cream Sauce

You will surely impress your party guests with this Elegant Shrimp Appetizer Recipe. They make the perfect party appetizers.


1 1/2 lb. medium Shrimp (about 36), peeled and deveined
36 fresh pea pods (about 1 1/2 cups) 
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter 
4 tsp. all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream 
1/2 cup dairy sour cream 
1/4 cup white wine vinegar 
2 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard 
1/4 tsp. dry mustard 
1/2 tsp. pepper 
1 Tbsp. capers, drained (optional)

In a large saucepan cook Shrimp, uncovered, in a large amount of boiling water about 2 minutes or until pink. Drain and set aside. Cook pea pods, covered, in a small amount of lightly salted, boiling water for about 3 minutes or until tender. Drain; rinse and cool. Wrap pea pods around the middle of the Shrimp. Secure with wooden picks. Cover Shrimp and chill.

For sauce, in a small saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in flour. Add half-and-half or cream all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, vinegar, mustards, and pepper. Pour into a serving bowl; cover and chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with capers, if desired. Serve Shrimp with sauce.

Makes 36 Elegant Shrimp appetizers

Here is a Non-Alcoholic Punch to serve with your shrimp appetizers:


1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (12 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
1 cup confectioners' sugar
4 egg whites
6 cups crushed ice
1 liter carbonated water
1 lime, sliced
coarse salt


1.In a 4 quart container, combine lemonade concentrate, limeade concentrate, powdered sugar, egg whites, and crushed ice; mix well. Cover and freeze at least 30 minutes before serving.

2.Spoon 2 cups slush mixture into blender. Add 1 cup of carbonated water. Blend until frothy. To serve rub rim of glass with lime slice, dip in salt, and fill glass. garnish with lime slices.

You might also enjoy these shrimp appetizer recipes:
Firecracker Shrimp Appetizers 
Cheesy Shrimp Fondue or
Suprise me with a random free shrimp recipe

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