Shrimp Brain

Shrimp Brain - 2

(Free Hand Molding, with sweet red peppers.)

This Halloween Shrimp Brain is so much fun! Looks so gross as well. LOL Very simple to make only 5 ingredients. I made this one a few years ago and stubbled across my picture and just had to post before Halloween!

Recipe

Ingredients:

2-3 Lbs. Cooked Shrimp

1/4 cup Roasted Red Sweet Peppers, cut into 1/4 inch strips

1/2 Cup Chicken Broth

1 Pouch Unflavored Gelatin

2 Bottles Cocktail Sauce

Instructions:

Make sure shrimp are thawed out. There are two ways of making this Shrimp Brain, in a Brain Jello Mold or you can free hand mold.

Shrimp Brain Jello Mold
  1. Begin arranging roasted sweet peppers around the mold forming “blood vessels”. Then arrange shrimp, tails toward the center, in a circle around the bottom of the mold. Repeat layers until the mold is full, pressing down every couple of layers. Place in fridge until sauce is ready.
  2. In a small saucepan combine chicken broth and unflavored gelatin; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin has dissolved. Pour in 1 bottle of cocktail sauce and mix together.  Remove mold out of fridge and pour mixture over shrimp. Cover and place back in fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  3. To unmold, set bowl in a sink filled with warm water for several seconds. Place a plate over the mold and turn over. Cover and chill until needed.
  4. With the extra bottle of cocktail sauce place in a bowl and set to the side. Or you can pour around the brain on the plate. (I did not do that to this one, but that would be cute!!!)
Free Hand Molding

(This is technique is pictured)

  1. In a small saucepan combine chicken broth and unflavored gelatin; let stand for 5 minutes. Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin has dissolved. Pour in 1 bottle of cocktail sauce and mix together.
  2. In a large bowl combine shrimp and cocktail mixture together.
  3. On a plate start arranging shrimp tails toward the center. Start stacking shrimp on top of each other making a dome shape. Place sweet red peppers around the top of the brain to make “blood vessels”.
  4. Pour any left over mixture over the brain (you may not need all of the mixture). Cover tightly around brain with Saran Wrap. Place in fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  5. With the extra bottle of cocktail sauce place in a bowl and set to the side. Or you can pour around the brain on the plate. (I did not do that to this one, but that would be cute!!!)

Shrimp Brain - 1

(Free Hand Molding, without sweet red peppers.)

Shrimp Brain - 3

(Free Hand Molding, with sweet red peppers.)

Enjoy!

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