Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Cream Dipping Sauce

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, about 20 shrimp, deveined, peel in tact
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs, 3 handfuls
  • 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, eyeball it
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 4 leaves Romaine hearts
Directions

Preheat a grill pan over medium high heat.

Loosen shells of shrimp and butterfly them cutting down the devein line of the back of the shrimp. Toss shrimp with 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Combine melted butter with lemon juice and zest. Using a pastry brush, cover shrimps with lemon butter and set on hot grill. Grill shrimp 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until pink and firm.

In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, horseradish, cream and salt. Let the cream soak into the bread crumbs 2 minutes. Loosen bread crumbs with a fork. Stir in cayenne sauce or cayenne and combine with sour cream. Spoon equal amounts of sauce into ramekins on individual plates or a dip bowl in the center or 1 large platter.

Arrange 5 grilled shrimp down the center of 1 leaf of romaine lettuce. Serve shrimp with seafood forks alongside dipping sauce.


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