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Shrimp Cocktail Canapés

Shrimp Cocktail Canapés

Makes 20 canapés.

3 cups water
2¾ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning, divided
½ pound small/medium (41/50 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 teaspoons finely minced celery
1 teaspoon finely minced green onion
20 round Melba toast crackers
20 celery leaves
Hot pepper sauce (optional)

• In a small saucepan, bring water and 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning to a boil.

Add shrimp to boiling water. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit for 8 minutes.
• Drain shrimp, and place in an airtight container. Refrigerate until cold, 2 to 3 hours.
• In a small bowl, combine butter, remaining ¾ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, celery,

and onion, stirring well.
• When ready to serve, spread ½ teaspoon butter on each cracker. Place a celery leaf

and shrimp on top of butter. Brush shrimp lightly with hot sauce, if desired.
• Serve immediately.

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