Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shrimp Cocktail Mold - Semi Retro!

Remember that Shrimp Mold served at holiday time with the Tomato Soup?  Along with the Deviled Ham Spread?   Hmmmmm...well that's what was popular back then.  I kind of liked that shrimp mold, but I wanted it to taste like shrimp cocktail instead of those bland ingredients in the retro version.  I combined the old with the new and I think I came up with a pretty tasty version! And still kept that "shrimp" color!
The recipe back then.

Shrimp Cocktail Mold
The recipe now.

  • 1 12-ounce bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 pkgs. unflavored gelatin
  • 5 oz. cream cheese (room temp.)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. grated, prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 or 4 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 lb. fresh shrimp, cooked and cooled (or frozen, thawed) - chopped
Bring chili sauce and water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add gelatin and stir until completely dissolved.  Add cream cheese and mix until combined.  Add remaining ingredients.  Spray mold or bowl with non-stick spray.  Add shrimp mixture and refrigerate until set about 6 hours or overnight.  Unmold and serve with crackers.  Garnish with additional horseradish, cocktail sauce and lemon zest, if desired.

If you don't want to serve this in a mold, you can put it in a pastry bag and pipe on to crackers.
Shrimp Cocktail on a cracker!


  1. This caught my eye on Foodie Friday, thanks for sharing! My hubby can't have shrimp, so when I make it???? ALL FOR ME! lol :)
    Happy New Year!

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  3. My late Mother-in-Law made this for us a few times. I loved it and had forgotten about it completely! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  4. This is a whole new concept to me..I never saw or considered a shrimp mold! I think i will be a hit at my next Bunko! thanks! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  5. Gotta love these old recipes! I think I remember this one, but you've done a great job making a good thing better. Beautiful shrimp mold!


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