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Shrimp Lejon – Demanding to be Made!
Shrimp Lejon!!!! The ultimate appetizer.
The crispiness of the bacon combined with the intense short lived flavor of the horseradish, and the chewiness of the shrimp all combine equals a formula for satisfaction.
If you ever have been to a wedding or a party, you will notice that most people usually do not pass on shrimp Lejon. The server comes by with a tray full of hor d’oeuvres and everyone immediately attacks the shrimp. I know I do!!
Besides the delicious flavor, many people do not know or have never attempted to make this delicious appetizer. It is seen as a specialty that one can only eat when they go to a glorious event such as a wedding. What a disservice to this delicious and easy assembled appetizer.
If I was to create a best seller list for my appetizers, Shrimp Lejon would be on the top. It is so popular and a money maker. Here is the cost breakdown for 60-70 shrimp.
Bacon (2lbs) $5.00
Shrimp (31-40 count) $7.00 per pound already peeled and devined $14.00
Horseradish (8oz) $3.00
Thousand Island Dipping Sauce $3.00
Total Food Cost $25.00
Catering price $ 60.00 ( $35.00 profit)
If you are looking to “wow” your guests by creating a simple appetizer, shrimp LeJon is the best choice. It is freezable and can definitely be made ahead of time. Put the cheese and crackers away and let your creativity flow while you prepare your shrimp.
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Shrimp Lejon - Demanding to be Made!
Mouth-watering shrimp stuffed with zesty horseradish and wrapped tightly with crispy bacon. A classic!