Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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6 plum tomatoes or 4 beefsteak tomatoes, halved

Olive oil, for brushing

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon honey

1 chipotle in adobo sauce or 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce

3 heaping tablespoons prepared horseradish

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 1/2 lime

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Grilled large shrimp, for serving


  1. Heat a grill to high. Brush the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until slightly charred and soft, flipping halfway through, 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Place the tomatoes, honey, chipotle, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, cilantro, a pinch each of salt and pepper and a touch of olive oil in a food processor and process until slightly smooth. Serve with grilled shrimp.

Cook’s Note

To cook the shrimp, toss with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper; grill over medium-high heat until marked and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.