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Pecorino, Watermelon and Shrimp Appetizer

Serving up to 36, this appetizer is perfect for a large crowd.

 Ingredients
  • 8 cups inexpensive balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 pound fresh or dried figs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 seedless watermelon cut into small cubes (flesh from the watermelon)
  • 5 - 7 pounds cooked, cleaned, tailed, chilled cocktail shrimp
  • 3 - 4 cups shredded Pecorino cheese
 Instructions

Heat the balsamic, sugar, figs and salt until reduced by 1/3 in volume.
Cool.
Plate up to 3 dozen appetizer plates or wine glasses with the watermelon cubes. Sprinkle with chopped basil. Arrange the shrimp atop the watermelon and sprinkle the cheese over all. Spoon the balsamic/fig reduction over each appetizer before serving.

 Servings

Makes up to 36 servings.

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