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Shrimp, Olive Oil, Cumin, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Green Chile Peppers, Cilantro, Lime Juice
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Cumin-Roasted Shrimp with Green Chile Cocktail Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
Who doesn't love shrimp cocktail? We give this classic app a modern spin by roasting the cumin-dusted shellfish to concentrate the flavors, and pairing it with a zesty chile-cilantro dip. It's an addictive combination you can serve hot, chilled or at room temperature.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of the oil, the cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, tossing once, until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse the peppers, cilantro, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Serve the shrimp hot, cold or at room temperature with the sauce. (The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days.)