How to Make Shrimp Cocktail

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How to Make Shrimp Cocktail. Shrimp Cocktail is a delicious appetizer that is pretty easy to make. The cocktail sauce can be made a few days in advance, and the shrimp can be cooked one day in advance so if you're making this dish for serving guests, this is a great way of minimizing the work you have to do on the day.

Things You'll Need

  • 15 large shrimps
  • 1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup horseradish
  • 1 drop hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Horseradish
  • Lemon or Lime juice
  • Shrimp
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Hot Sauce
  • Heinz Chili Sauce
  • Worcestershire
  • Catsup
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except the shrimp to make the cocktail sauce. Let the sauce chill for two hours to allow flavors to blend.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 2

De-vein the shrimp and discard the heads and shells.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 3

Boil the shrimp in water for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat as soon as the shrimp are opaque.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 4

Drain the shrimp and put them in ice water to prevent them from cooking any further.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 5

Put 3 or 4 shrimps in a cocktail dish for a single serving, over a bed of iceberg lettuce.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 6

Pour cocktail sauce over the shrimp or serve it on the side for dipping.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

Step 7

Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.

How to Make Shrimp Cocktail
How to Make Shrimp Cocktail (Image: Demand Media Studios)

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Tips & Warnings

  • If you're making this dish in advance, don't add the sauce to the shrimp until just before you're ready to serve.
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