Shrimp Cocktail

prep:5 minutes
cook:7 minutes
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  • Serves: 6
  • Calories: 68
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Protein: 14g

Shrimp cocktail always brings back memories of warm evenings at the shore, enjoying the company of family and the flavors of fresh seafood. This classic appetizer works well for casual, outdoor gatherings and formal affairs alike.

Serves: 6

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Bring a large soup pot of water to boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Drop raw shrimp into boiling water.
  3. Cook until the shrimp rise to the surface and turn pink.
  4. Drain water from shrimp and rinse under cool water.
  5. Keep shrimp cold over ice.
  6. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve with a side of cocktail sauce.
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    1. TXKajun
      July 29, 2014

      Sweetie I haven’t had Shrimp Cocktail in almost forever. When we would order in a restaurant, there were 4-6 shrimp on ice, a dash of cocktail sauce a squeeze of lemon and that was it…..all for $10 or so (no, we don’t live near Vegas!). They always left us wanting MOAR!! I decided to try this, even though it said it would feed 6. Got the shrimp boiled up in some nice Zatarains crab boil with some Old Bay and got them cooled off and iced. Then I went to work fixing the Asian Stir Fry posted here. When the ASF was done, I plated the shrimp cocktail in 2 small bowls, fixed a smaller bowl of red cocktail sauce and another of tarter sauce. We had the Shrimp Cocktail first. About the time we left half for tomorrow, our 17 yo DS (the Locust) and his GF came thru. No more Shrimp Cocktail! At least we know it’s good for 4 people! LOL Followed it up with the ASF for a feast. AIEEEEEE!

      Absolutely delicious, enough to satisfy a hungry appetite for 2 or 3 and pretty darn easy to fix. A definite 5 here! Err, that’s on a scale of 1-5. 🙂


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