Maggot-Infested Brain Shrimp Cocktail [Recipe]

10/15/2012 , In: Recipes

The Homicidal Homemaker shows you how to make this impressive way to present your shrimp cocktail, with a ghoulish surprise in the middle – mini bay shrimp, that makes this dish look strikingly close to a maggot-infested brain once your guests have starting digging in and picking this brain apart!

When I saw Martha Stewart’s recipe for her “Bloody Brain”, I knew I had to make it. I knew that it would be impressive, disgusting-looking and delicious-tasting.

But as The Homicidal Homemaker, I had to up the gross-out factor just a notch. With the addition of food-coloring to the gelatin mixture, and swapping out a portion of the large shrimp with mini bay shrimp, this dish is not for the faint of heart, or weakest of stomachs. Seeing the reactions of my taste-testers, I knew I had a keeper.

Don’t be fooled by the gelatin mixture – you’re not eating shrimp-infested JELL-O here! There’s just enough to hold the brain together.

WARNING: as your guests eat this dish, it WILL seem to come to life on it’s own, bursting and losing shape, and in turn, the bay shrimp ‘maggots’ will seem to crawl out of it. AWESOME!!!!


  • deadendemily

    I can’t wait to buy your cookbook! When will it be out!

  • sparta10101

    WONDERFUL Post! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cherry

    Your Maggot-Infested Brain Shrimp Cocktai was the hit of our party – thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Cherry Darlin’

  • amber

    Aw, this was a really nice post. My best friend would love this for her birthday!

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Kaci Hansen is an artist, horror hostess & personality, event organizer, actress, musician and performer, with a passion for all things horror...Read More...



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