Shrimp Cocktail with Lemon Mayonnaise
Valentin’s day was introduced by Pope Gelasius in the year 496 and man believes it was named after the roman priest Valentin. Valentins greetings have been popular since the middle ages when the oldest love letter was a poem sendt in 1415 from Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife, while he sat prisoned in the Tower of London. Today, Valentin’s day is popular in the States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Great Britain. However, there are many Danes that like to celebrate the day. Who doesn’t like receiving flowers or a box of candy. Not to forget a nice dinner. Valentin’s day is February 14th and this shrimp cocktail makes a nice appetizer or a filling lunch with bread.
Shrimp Cocktail with Lemon mayonnaise
1 egg yolk
1½ oz. lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3½ oz. rapeseed/corn oil
9 large shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined, and chilled,
2 tbsp. of baby shrimps
a handful shredded lettuce
2 lemon wedges
Garnish: grated lemon peel, mynte or dild
To make lemon mayonnaise, place egg yolk, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper in food processor. Process until blended. With the machine running, slowly add the oil in a thin stream and process until emulsified. Set aside.
To make cocktail, place the shredded salad leaves on the bottom of two martini glasses and one large shrimp on top of the shredded salad leaves. Place 1 tbsp. baby shrimp on top of salad leaves and place 4 large shrimps on the rim of each glass and garnish decoratively with lemon, lidt lemon mayonnaise, grated lemon and mynte eller dild sprigs.