Shrimp Cocktail Platter

Shrimp Cocktail Platter
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  1. 2 lb (26 to 30 count) cooked peeled deveined large shrimp with tails, thawed if frozen
  2. 1 cup purchased cocktail sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  4. 1 teaspoon chipotle or regular chile powder
  5. Watercress or fresh parsley sprigs
  6. Lemon slices
  1. 1Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Line a 4-cup bowl with enough plastic wrap so that it hangs over edge of bowl. Arrange a layer of shrimp in a spiral pattern in bottom of bowl. Add additional layers, filling all spaces and pressing down, until bowl is full.
  2. 2Fold the plastic wrap over shrimp. Place two 1-pound cans on top of shrimp and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. 3Meanwhile, in small bowl combine cocktail sauce, lime juice and chile powder; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  4. 4Unwrap bowl. Pull plastic wrap away from top of bowl. To unmold, place a large platter upside down over bowl, then turn platter and bowl over; remove plastic wrap. Garnish the shrimp spiral with watercress and lemon slices. Serve with sauce.