Shrimp Cocktail: The Best Easy Recipe For Cocktail Party

Extra Hot Dipping Sauce
Original Hot Sauce

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes

Servings: 4
Serving Size: 5-6 shrimps per serving

The “Spicy Shrimp Cocktail” recipe offers a fiery twist on the classic dish, combining succulent shrimp with a zesty cocktail sauce infused with horseradish and hot sauce. The shrimp is poached to perfection and served with a flavorful cocktail sauce balanced with lemon juice and ketchup. The dish is versatile, suitable for elegant gatherings or as a spicy snack. The recipe includes ingredients, preparation, cooking time, and serving details, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.


For the Shrimp:

1 pound (450 grams) large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Lemon wedges, for garnish

For the Spicy Cocktail Sauce:

1/2 cup of ketchup

2 tablespoons of horseradish

1 tablespoon Extra Hot Dipping Sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon celery salt

Optional: fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish


Step 1

Fill a large pot with water and season it with salt and black pepper. Bring the water to a boil.

Step 2

Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the boiling water and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn pink and firm. Be careful not to overcook.

Step 3

While the shrimp are cooking, prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and water.

Step 4

Once the shrimp are cooked, immediately transfer them to the ice bath to cool rapidly and stop the cooking process. This will help the shrimp maintain their tenderness.

Step 5

Drain the shrimp from the ice bath and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 6

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, horseradish, Extra Hot Dipping Sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and celery salt to create the spicy cocktail sauce. Adjust the amount of hot sauce to your desired level of spiciness.

Step 7

Arrange the chilled shrimp on a serving platter or individual cocktail glasses.

Step 8

Serve the Spicy Shrimp Cocktail with the zesty cocktail sauce and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.

Step 9

Enjoy this delightful twist on a classic appetizer that’s perfect for adding a spicy kick to your next gathering or as a refreshing and spicy snack.

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