For holiday entertaining, serve an Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board made with a holiday wreath (broccoli), and charcuterie treats. 

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Friends, perfect for winter and the holidays, serve a Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board! Grab the big board links at the bottom of this post (7 epic sizes). The key is to have a board with a lip, so the food stays on the board. [Have you picked up a copy of my new book yet, Big Boards for Families?]

Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

This is a crowd-pleasing board to make for a party or potluck. It doesn’t take long to make, and it’s very festive! Don’t forget you can also make this Mini Crescent Dogs Christmas Tree; perfect for holiday snacking!

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This entire holiday season our goal on RE is to come alongside readers, to inspire those who desire to create more lasting memories and deepen current relationships with your loved ones, by sharing easy hosting ideas. 

Sometimes this may mean opening your home to new friends, too. It’s important with hospitality to foster new, authentic relationships.

Serve Shrimp Cocktail for the holidays

So serving an Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board is a great place to start. Or, you may love my Party Ham & Cheese Rolls Charcuterie Board.

Best Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Cooked shrimp
  • Homemade cocktail sauce, or buy store-bought (recipe below)
  • Parsley + cherry tomatoes
  • Bricks hard cheese
  • Procuitto-wrapped provolone cheese sticks
  • Thick salami slices
  • Sliced Wisconsin cheese, or favorite brand white cheese
  • Crackers: Classic, cranberry, pumpkin flavors
  • Spicy pecans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Green olives

Easy Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

How to make an Epic Charcuterie Board

  1. On a very large board BIG BOARD (with a lip on it), line the outer edge with rows of crackers.
  2. Prepare cocktail sauce (or buy store-bought), and place in a bowl in the center on a large plate.
  3. Prepare the frozen (or fresh) shrimp and place/layer around the cocktail sauce.
  4. Arrange a ring of parsley and cherry tomatoes around the shrimp plate.
  5. Place 2 small bowls of mozzarella balls and olives on the board.
  6. Fill in the open areas with hard cheese, meats, and nuts.
  7. Garnish the cocktail sauce with fresh parsley. Don’t forget the serving utensils.

Serve and ENJOY!

Festive Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

The beauty of this Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board is that you can bring your people together in one sitting, and let everyone dig in.

The art of hospitality really shouldn’t look different today, than it did 50 yeas ago when my mom hosted people in her home.

Holiday Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

It’s still about love, authenticity, and bringing people together over a bite to eat.

What may look different today is the process of getting there. It doesn’t have to be a sit-down dinner party. It can be a casual gathering.

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Party Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

Winter Festive Charcuterie Board

Create a Winter Festive Charcuterie Board for a few people, or dive in and make an epic board for a larger gathering.

Everyone loves shrimp cocktail.

For me, the holiday season SCREAMS fresh shrimp and a delicious cocktail sauce! You can make your own or just buy it in the store. Trader Joe’s has a yummy spicy variety.

Bring the platter or large board to one serving area, and let everyone dig in.

DIG IN - Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

Easy Spirit Booties

As a hostess, I love to be comfortable when I entertain. This means welcoming guests, and saying goodbye to guests.

The ankle booties I’m wearing are cozy and perfect for the snow! They are light and easy to wear, even when I entertain!

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • NEW 12 x 24-inch maple
  • 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • FOOD SAFE
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

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More fun holiday boards:

Snowman Snack Board [Baker Mama]

Ugly Sweater Charcuterie Board

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Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

Make your own cocktail sauce or buy store-bought

Ingredients

Homemade Cocktail Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Board:

  • 2 pounds cooked shrimp, peeled, tail-on, freeze until ready to use
  • Homemade cocktail sauce, or buy store-bought
  • Parsley, for garnish
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 bricks hard cheese
  • Procuitto-wrapped provolone cheese sticks
  • Thick salami slices
  • Sliced Wisconsin cheese, or favorite brand white cheese
  • Crackers: Classic, cranberry, pumpkin flavors
  • Spicy pecans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Green olives
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This post was sponsored several years back by Easy spirit.

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