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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