Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Home Eat & Drink Recipe: Individual Shrimp Cocktails

Recipe: Individual Shrimp Cocktails

Serve show-stopping foods without the fork for your next shindig, and make one of them shrimp cocktails. Catering pro Iverson Brownell and his team at Iverson Catering gave us this recipe for one of our 2008 issues, and it still looks great.


Individual Shrimp Cocktail

Serves 15

1 quart canola oil
1 pack of egg roll skins cut into 1/2-inch rounds
1 pound rock shrimp
1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning
2 lemons
2 bay leaves
fresh chives
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
fresh chive and candied lemon zest for garnish (optional)

The shrimp: In a sauce pan heat canola oil to approximately 325 degrees using a candy thermometer (if you do not have a candy thermometer, keep the oil over a medium high heat). Place the egg roll skins into the hot oil one at a time, flipping them when hey become crisply. Remove from the oil and set on a paper towel to drip dry. Fill a sauce pan with enough water to cover the shrimp and bring it to a simmer. Add Old Bay seasoning, juice of 1 lemon and bay leaves. Bring back up to a simmer and add the rock shrimp. The rock shrimp should only take about 5–7 minutes to poach. Strain the shrimp from the water and rapidly cool under cold water. Set aside.

For the sauce: Blend ketchup in a mixing bowl with horseradish, juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To serve: Toss the shrimp in your cocktail sauce and place them on top of wonton discs. Garnish with chive and candied lemon zest.


1. Coarsely chop cooked shrimp and mix with tomato and lime juice, roasted green chiles and avocado, and minced cilantro and onions. Serve in a shot glass.

2. Puree 8 ounces softened cream cheese with 3 teaspoons wasabi paste. Spread on rice crackers and top with cooked shrimp.

-Mary Brown Malouf

Just hours after being sworn in, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for a review of the boundaries for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. The monuments—designated by Barack Obama in 2016 and Bill Clinton in 1996—were reduced by roughly 2 million acres by former president Donald Trump, and the executive order is seen as move towards restoring the original boundaries.⁠

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📸Bears Ears National Monument: Courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism

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Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

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We love you so much, Salt Lake ❤️⁠

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

Check out our local holiday beer round up for last minute gift ideas! Link in bio!

Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.