Recipe courtesy of Brian Hill

Chesapeake Bay-Style Shrimp Cocktail

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 cup water

2 pounds large tiger prawns, uncooked, shelled with tails on, deveined

1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)

Cocktail Sauce:

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 tablespoons ketchup

1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)


  1. To a large saute pan, with a lid, over medium-high heat, add the water and shrimp and cover until cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the shrimp with tongs to a medium bowl and let cool. Add the seafood seasoning and toss well to coat the shrimp.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the lemon juice, mayonnaise, ketchup and seafood seasoning. Whisk until incorporated. Divide the cocktail sauce evenly among 6 ramekins.
  3. Put each ramekin in a slightly larger bowl and divide the shrimp evenly to the inside of the bowls before serving.

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