Elegant, delicious, and easy to make! Serve these Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons this holiday season to your friends and family!
Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons
I just love little bites.  Little bites, small plates, tasting plates, anything that is not of major proportion.  This is the way we should always eat in my opinion!  One of the reasons I dislike eating out is because of the amount of food they give you for a serving-it’s like they encourage us to gorge and get fat!  It’s my opinion, one serving is enough to feed two if not 3 comfortably.
Appetizer style eating really is so appealing and is becoming a whole lot more popular lately.  You can eat a little of this or that and not feel super stuffed.  I love a lot of variety but I don’t love how much you get when you want to try more than one thing.   So, the places that are popping up that are offering the small plates are places I am a whole lot more interested in going to.
Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons
Which brings me to this post.  Have you seen the new tableware at Pier 1?  They have this new (well, new to me anyway) collection called the “tasting collection”.  When I first saw it on their website I went crazy.  I knew I wanted some of these cute little dishes.  Unfortunately I can’t afford to buy them in the sets but fortunately they do offer some of them individually!  I bought myself 3 of these cute little tasting spoons and a couple each of some other minis that you will see pop up on my blog here in the next few weeks.
Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons
The first thing I decided I was going to do was roast some shrimp and offer them up with a couple of different sauces.  One being a traditional cocktail sauce and the other a thousand island sauce.  Oh how cute these are!  I sometimes wish I could be a weekend hostess for fancy parties held at my fancy home and serve these fancy little bites.
Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons
I made this while Grumpy was off hunting and had something else ready for him to eat when he got home.  He had recently told me he was tired of shrimp (who gets tired of shrimp?!).  I didn’t mind when he told me he was tired of pork chops because I never cared much to make them anyway.  That is why you don’t see many pork chop recipes around here any more.  I really don’t care to have that happen with shrimp because I tend to like it!  This was perfect for a little meal and I had a small salad to compliment.  The spice from the pepper and the sweet from the ketchup in the horseradish sauce as well as the 1000 Island sauce really made it yummy!
Roasted Shrimp Tasting Spoons with Two Sauces
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Thousand Island Dressing (Grumpy’s favorite!)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons grated horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup
  • Fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place shrimp in ceramic roasting dish and toss with salt, pepper and lemon juice and bake until shrimp is no longer pink.
  2. Stir ingredients together for dressings in separate bowl for each dressing.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Jersey Girl Cooks November 26, 2011 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Love this idea! And I agree you can never get tired of shrimp!

  2. Amy November 26, 2011 at 1:32 am - Reply

    I love shrimp and this sounds so tasty!

  3. FoodEpix November 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

  4. honeyb November 27, 2011 at 4:04 am - Reply

    I totally agree–small portions, less calories–and that means you can eat more, right? 😉
    The thing that blows me away with restaurant sized portions is that I can eat maybe 1/4 of it and by that same time my husband is usually done with the whole thing!

  5. Jeanette November 28, 2011 at 12:19 am - Reply

    What a great way to serve shrimp at a party. Makes it easier to visualize how much you're eating – and I love the idea of roasting the shrimp – must more flavorful than just cooking it in water.

  6. Quirky Jessi November 28, 2011 at 10:10 am - Reply

    What gorgeous pictures! I love appy style servings because you can try different dishes without overdoing it. And you're right about the portions when eating out…there's always so much!

  7. Linda November 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photography! Grumpy is tired of shrimp? Maybe he prefers it dipped in batter and deep-fried, like Grampy-LooHoo. LOL!

  8. Reeni November 29, 2011 at 1:13 am - Reply

    I never tire of shrimp either! These look like something out a magazine – so irresistible! I love Pier 1 but try to stay out of there for my bank account's sake.

  9. Anonymous January 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I too went crazy when I saw all the new tasting dishes. I was able to buy a dozen of each type at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Their price is inexpensive & if you use their coupon on each you can afford to buy alot. Now I need more recipes so I can use the tasting spoons more.

  10. Coleen January 26, 2012 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Grumpy's favorite Thousand Island recipe is now Picky-picky's favorite, thank you for sharing.

  11. Rachel Ring December 21, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Love These & these photos…. I have registered for a whole pile-load of these tasting dishes & really look forward to entertaining with them 🙂

  12. Joanne DiPalo April 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    The sauces sound delicious and I love this idea for serving shrimp just for any family dinner. The kids love when we serve food in a different way. Thanks so much for sharing.

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