|Shrimp||3 Pound (Use Fresh Or Frozen)|
|Salt||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Curly endive||4 Bunch (400 gm)|
If shrimp is frozen, thaw.
Place shrimp in boiling salted water; cover.
Simmer about 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink and tender; drain.
Remove sand veins; wash.
Separate and wash endive; chill.
Fasten endive to styrofoam cone with toothpick halves.
Start at outside edge of base; work up.
Cover fully with greens to resemble tree.
Attach shrimp artistically to tree with toothpicks.
Place tree on large plate or tray; add leftover shrimp around base.
Top tree with ribbon, tinsel, or your favorite ornament.
Provide cocktail sauce for dunking.
You can keep a bowl of prepared shrimp in the refrigerator and replenish tree as needed.