This appetizer, though, always has me coming back. It is one of those quick appetizers that can be put together early in the day and left to marinate for the required four hours...I will be the first one to admit that I have let them marinate for only an hour on occasion. The longer, the better...
Lime and Prawn Cocktail
1 1/2 pounds (app 45 count) medium prawns, cooked, shelled, and deveined (pre-cooked shrimp work just as well)
1/2 - 1 tsp grated lime peel
1/4 cup each lime juice and very dry white wine
1/2 cup ketchup
3 or 4 drops liquid hot pepper seasoning
Place prawns in a deep bowl. In another bowl, stir together lime peel and juice, wine, ketchup, salt to taste, and hot pepper seasoning until blended.
Pour over prawns, tossing to coat thoroughly. Cover and chill at least four hours or until the next day.
To serve, transfer prawns and several tablespoons of marinade to a serving dish.