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Shrimp Cocktail

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 18, 2018

Shrimp Cocktail
Photo Credit: Arthur Bovino
  1. PREP
  2. 20 m
  • COOK
  • 05 m
  • 25 m

Shrimp is a high-quality, lean protein that’s low in calories. A four-ounce serving of about six to nine shrimp contains only about 112 calories. Plus, it’s easy! You just need a court bouillon (that’s a fancy term for a liquid to give your shrimp flavor) and a homemade cocktail sauce that’s incredibly easy to make.



  • 12 Shrimp, Natural, Large
  • 8 cups Water, tap, well
  • 2 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Peppercorns, Whole
  • 1 tsp Bay Leaf
  • 6 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • 2 fruit lemon
  • 2/3 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp Horseradish
  • 2 tsp Hot Sauce, Original
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper


1 Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a pot on the stove.
2 Meanwhile, peel, devein and rinse the shrimp.
3 While waiting for water to boil, combine ketchup, half the lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well to combine, then adjust seasoning and reserve.
4 When the water roils, add remaining salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, wine, lemon halves and remaining lemon juice and boil 5 minutes.
5 Fill a large bowl with ice and water ⅔ of the way full.
6 Turn water down to a simmer, add shrimp and poach 3-5 minutes until they turn pink and opaque and begin to cool. Remove with a slotted spoon or sieve and chill in ice water 2 minutes.
7 Remove to towel or paper towel and pat dry, then serve with cocktail sauce.