TABLE FOR 8: Shrimp Calypso

Shrimp Calypso

(4 Servings)


1 Head of Butter Lettuce, Cleaned and Ribs Removed

2 Large Tomatoes, Peeled and Cut in 8 Wedges, Seeds and Juice Removed

1 Medium Ripe Cantaloupe Melon

16 Shrimp (about 1 Pound), Cooked, Peeled, Deveined

2 Cups All Purpose Mayonnaise

Ketchup To Taste

Lemon Juice


Hot Sauce (Such As, Tabasco)

Brandy, Gin or Vodka

1 Cup Soft Whipped Cream


1. Peel and remove seeds of melon and slice into ¼ inch wedges.

2. Combine mayonnaise with whipped cream, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce, and brandy; mix until smooth.

3. Arrange wedges of melon on a cold plate.

4. Arrange butter lettuce leaves on the plate.

5. Arrange 4 shrimp per plate.

6. Arrange tomatoes, 4 wedges per plate

7. Spoon sauce over shrimp.

8. Garnish or sprinkle with chopped chives or parsley.

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