Shrimp Cocktail with Serrano-Mint Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
about 36 shrimp
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 36)
  • Kosher salt
  • Chili oil, for drizzling, optional
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Serrano-Mint Sauce, recipe follows
  • Serrano-Mint Sauce:
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 serrano chiles, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Kosher salt
Directions

For the shrimp: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Turn off heat, add shrimp, and let stand in water until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Drain and cool. Peel shrimp, leaving tails on, and devein. Season shrimp with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the serrano-mint sauce: Place all ingredients, except for salt, in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Bring shrimp to room temperature just before serving. Drizzle with chili oil, if using. Sprinkle shrimp with a few cilantro leaves. Serve shrimp with serrano-mint sauce for dipping.


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