Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

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One of my all time favorite appetizers is shrimp dipped in Shrimp Cocktail Sauce.  This is a recipe I’ve made for a gazillion years and it couldn’t be simpler.  There’s all of 4 ingredients to mix together with a spoon, all of which I keep in the refrigerator anyway!  So, It’s a great go-to for me when it comes to last minute entertainment.

With the Bowl games going on right now and the Big Game coming up in a couple weeks, followed by lots of college basketball, I want to share a few great finger foods that’s surely to be a hit at your Game Day Party!  I’ll start with this super simple appetizer.  To keep it even simpler, I tend to buy frozen shrimp that is already deveined, peeled but still has the tail, and fully cooked to perfection.  All you have to do is thaw.  That alone makes this appetizer appealing to make!

Here’s how I make the sauce.

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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

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In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.  DONE!  Now how hard was that?

This recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons of prepared horseradish.  This is the ingredient that really makes cocktail sauce pop.  We love lots of horseradish in ours and we’ve been known to add even more than this, depending on our audience.  So, tweak it to your liking!

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Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

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Serve with about a pound of cooked shrimp.

I do find it super easy to just thaw cooked deveined and peeled shrimp as opposed to boiling it myself.  It’s already cooked to perfection and I don’t have to worry about overcooking shrimp, which is easy for me to do.  I also like leaving on the tail to use as a handle to dip into the cocktail sauce.  As for the size shrimp, medium to large is better for handling and dipping, in my humble opinion.  Of course that’s personal preference and any size will work, but can you just imagine trying to hold a baby shrimp and dipping it?  I can’t help but giggle at that thought!

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Are you having a cocktail party?  How about a game night party?  Or a finger food party?  Here’s a great way to keep things not only clean and easy for guest, but also pretty!  Put some cocktail sauce in a disposable shot glass and place a large shrimp down in the sauce.  Or if using a smaller shrimp, put 2 or 3 shrimp in the shot glass!

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Arrange them on a pretty platter and wow your guest!

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For other appetizers that are sure pleasers in this family check these out!

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Fiesta Pumpkin Dip, Pineapple Pear Salsa with tortilla chips…  Would you like to dip your shrimp into something different?  Dip it into Basil Pesto!  Yummy!

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Look through your cupboards and find any cutesy dish to serve the cocktail sauce in.  There are no rules!

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I just love these disposable shot glasses!  Just think of all the things you can put in them!  Allow that creative side to come out!

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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup cocktail sauce, for 1 pound shrimp

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

This Shrimp Cocktail Sauce is a recipe I've made for a gazillion years and it couldn't be simpler. There's all of 4 ingredients to mix together with a spoon, how easy is that?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 - 2 1/2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound cooked medium to large size shrimp; deveined, peeled with tail intact

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  3. Serve with shrimp,

Notes

To keep it even simpler, I tend to buy frozen shrimp that is already deveined, peeled but still has the tail, and fully cooked to perfection. All you have to do is thaw. That alone makes this appetizer appealing to make!

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