Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds large shrimp in the shell (about 30)
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
Directions

Cut the lemon in half and add it to a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the shrimp and cook, uncovered, for only 3 minutes, until the shrimp are just cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cool water. When the shrimp are cool enough to handle, peel and devein them. Keep cold until ready to serve.

For the cocktail sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve with the shrimp.


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Best cocktail sauce I have had. I will never buy it in the jar again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We adore this cocktail sauce. Used extra horseradish so only used half the amount called for. Delish! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good recipe, except for the chili sauce. i recommend the best chili sauce, bennetts, instead of the homogenous, bland and none-too-good heinz. home canned chili sauce is better yet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best cocktail sauce ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved it for 1/2 Lb shrimp. Perfect as written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted pretty good. I only used 2 tablespoons of horseradish and it was still too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what r the greens in with the shrimp item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this shrimp cocktail sauce for 50 years (was my mom's recipe and I have always gotten rave reviews. There is only one small difference, I use all cocktail sauce instead of ketchup. My husband eats it on crackers when all the shrimp are gone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will never use the jarred stuff again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious. I also add a tablespoon of drained, rinsed, minced capers. It adds a lot of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Use this cocktail sauce with Ina's roasted shrimp. The sauce is easy to make and oh so yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce is the Bomb!!!!!! added a bit more fresh ground horseradish. To the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cocktail sauce was dead on!! Some of the best I've had in a while.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added cilantro to taste and put in mini food processor. It got rave reviews! I didn't have chili sauce so used 1 cup organic ketchup item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazingly delicious and so easy to make. I served this shrimp and cocktail sauce for Mother's Day Brunch and it was a tremendous hit. This was another way for me to use some of our fabulous lemons. Thank you, Ina, for another wonderful recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I registered to say that this recipe is awesome! The cocktail sauce is wonderful. I went according to recipe and it was great. Just had it with fresh shrimp, mmmm! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome. Had to register just to say this recipe is delicious. LOVED the cocktail sauce and so did others! I put extra lemons in the boiling pot of water, just because I love lemons. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cocktail sauce is amazing! I actually roasted the shrimp, like Ina did in one of her other variations of this recipe, and it was soooo yummy! My favorite way to have shrimp cocktail! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has to be the best cocktail sauce I've ever had. The basic recipe is perfect for just about everyone. However, I like it a little spicy. Doubled up on the horseradish and it became the perfect cocktail sauce. I will never buy premade sauce again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have chili sauce so I used taco sauce. It tastes delicious. Much better than store bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published
had a great taste. people wanted more item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is all about the cocktail sauce! You will never buy pre-made cocktail sauce again. The chili sauce adds depth of flavor, the worchestershire and hot sauce add an additional tasty flavor layer, and the lemon brings out the fresh taste that compliments seafood. I live on the Gulf Coast and this is the only cocktail sauce I use with fresh seafood! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! (and easy) My husband and I even snack on this when we watch movies at home for date night. Super good! I also heavily upped the horseraddish, but you can alwasy add more if it's not enough for you. The sauce it also good later - I dip triscuts in it too. YUM YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Classic and Perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this shrimp and cocktail sauce recipe. I love spicy so I added even more horseradish, very tasty and the shrimp comes out perfect by only cooking for 3 min. Love Ina's recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With Low Country Boil, it's a hit every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks, Ina. I already poached my shrimp but needed a sauce quickly. Did an online search and found this one. It took me about a minute to prepare and it was made from staples that I already had on hand. Family loved it. It is spicy but paired with a mild poached shrimp it was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
About the Siracha in the cocktail sauce, I've done the same with mixed results. I did not have Heinz Cocktail sauce either so I mixed the Siracha with Heinz Ketchup to make the same amount of sauce but did not add as much chili sauce as the recipe called for. My mother who is not a very spicy person found the sauce way to spicy, but my husband who eas siracha on everything thought it was excellent. So if you are serving for a crowd I'd suggest following Ina's recipe, but if you are a spicy person, go for it. Otherwise, this is my goto way to prepare shrimp for anything that calls for cooked shrimp. So much more flavorful than boiled shrimp and I'd much rather wash a sheet pan than a big pot anyday! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hey, thanks Ninoshka1. I was just reading the ingredients in this recipe, & realized I had it all but chili sauce. I too was thinking of using Siracha as a substitute. I figured I would look to see if anyone else used subs, & you were the first reviewer...it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have Heinz chili sauce so I used sriacha. The cocktail sauce was a hit! Nice and spicy with great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very simply recipe and yet soooo delicious and soooo elegant looking! if you like shrimp cocktail, you will LOVE this recipe!!! It's a family favorite and I make often!!! Thanks, Ina!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the eastiest way to make shrimp cocktail that i have ever done.... the cocktail sauce is amazing... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great blend of flavors and made fresh! I will never buy store bought cocktail sauce again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce was so easy to make and everyone at my dinner LOVED it. I also thought adding the lemon and salt to the shrimp made a tasty difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go to shrimp cocktail sauce The balance of flavors is pertect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe so many times and it's always fabulous. I'll never serve cold shrimp cocktail ever again. The roasted shrimp as so much more flavor and the cocktail sauce is better than anything you can find at the store. So good! Don't hesitate if you're looking for a quick, easy, recipe for a fun appetizer. You won't be disappointed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for the New Year. my family loved it! i can't wait to make this again. it's so easy to make especially after a long day at work. :) www.unetableforfour.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves shrimp and when he first tasted this cocktail sauce he absolutely loved it! Thank you Ina for all your great recipes. MAHALO from Hawaii! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've used this recipe forever - it's the best and easy to make last minute. Don't skimp on the FRESH lemon juice (no substitute). Make it fresh & don't store for more than a day or two in the fridge. Any longer & it takes on a 'congealed" consistency we don't like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it !!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is the receip i been looking for item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fantastic. Not being a lover of horseradish, I could use just one tablespoon of it and it made it perfect for me and my guests. Have copied the recipe 3 times for friends and family. Thanks, Ina. I trying your Eggplant Gratin next! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple yet concise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'd always had a problem with overcooking my shrimp..it was tough and bland. This recipe changed all that...it's simple and the cooking time is perfect. Adding the lemon and salt to the water makes a tasty difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
try the horseradish from the seafood shop in wainscott. It is better than I can make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, I cut back on the horseradish because it was a lil' too spicy for me but hubby loves it hot.. hot.. hot... would recommend this recipe to anyone who is a shrimp lover. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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