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Shrimp Cocktail Bar: Classic Cocktail Sauce, Avocado Crema, Remoulade

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 50 to 60 servings
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1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Louisiana hot sauce, or more to taste

2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley 

1 tablespoon capers, drained 

1/4 teaspoon chile powder 

1 clove garlic, pressed 

Juice of 1 lemon 

1 green onion, sliced 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Classic Cocktail Sauce:

1 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 

3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Avocado Crema:

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste 

2 to 3 avocados (ripe but not overripe) 

Juice of 1 lime, or more to taste 


About 3/4 cup milk

12 to 13 pounds peeled, cooked, tail-on large shrimp, chilled

Lemon wedges, for garnish


  1. For the remoulade: Stir together the mayonnaise, hot sauce, parsley, capers, chile powder, garlic, lemon juice and green onions in a bowl (or for a smoother remoulade, whizz in a food processor). Chill thoroughly before serving.
  2. For the classic cocktail sauce: Stir the ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire and some salt and pepper together in a bowl. Chill before serving.
  3. For the avocado crema: Put the yogurt, cilantro, avocados, lime juice and some salt in a food processor and mix until completely smooth. Gradually add the milk and keep blending until the desired consistency is reached. (You can add more or less milk as desired.)
  4. Arrange the shrimp on a large platter over ice, and serve with separate ramekins of the avocado crema, remoulade and classic cocktail sauce and lemon wedges to garnish.