I’ve never made shrimp in shrimp cocktail before, and it was excellent! The shrimp was well seasoned and had a slight kick to them. I used Heinz Original Cocktail sauce instead of making my own since I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand. This is a super fast, super easy recipe for shrimp cocktail and I strongly recommend it. My husband is on a protein diet right now so shrimp was perfect for him. Shrimp are very high in protein, low in calories, and low in fat. A very healthy, and very tasty meal. I got this recipe from “Simply Recipes.com”. Enjoy!
Mix together shrimp seasonings in a small bowl.
Add seasonings to water and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook until water reaches a boil again.
Put shrimp into an ice bath for 2 minutes.
Drain shrimp and serve with cocktail sauce.
2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning (I used Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning)
1 lemon, halved (I omitted since I didn’t have a lemon)
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
24 extra large tail-on raw shrimp
1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp horseradish
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 tsp Tabasco
1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1. To prepare cocktail sauce, mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Have a large bowl of ice water next to sink.
3. To an 8-quart pot of water, add Old Bay, lemon, granulated garlic, garlic, chili powder, and salt. Bring to a boil.
4. Add shrimp to pot and when water returns to a boil, the shrimp should be done. It will be bright pink.
5. Immediately drain and place shrimp into ice bath to cool for 2 minutes. Drain and serve with cocktail sauce.
Serves: 4 people for appetizers and 2 people for a meal.
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