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    Default Party Pleaser Shrimp and Veggie Tree

    Make a fun and edible appetizer tree for the holidays. Attach marinated shrimp and vegetables to a Styrofoam cone with picks

    1 cup bottled Italian salad dressing
    1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1 teaspoon parsley flakes
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    3 dozen cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
    6 to 8 curly green lettuce leaves
    100 toothpicks (or party picks)
    1 (9-inch diameter) clean Styrofoam cone
    18 cherry tomatoes, chilled
    24 pimento-stuffed green olives, chilled

    Stir first six ingredients together in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour dressing mixture over shrimp. Seal and chill for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. To assemble, use lettuce leaves to cover cone, holding in place with toothpicks. Drain shrimp mixture well and discard liquid. Using toothpicks to secure, arrange shrimp, tomatoes, and olives on lettuce to form an edible Christmas tree.

    Number of Servings: 12

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