Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Posted On December 23, 2021
Categories: Recipes


Throwback food is all the rage these days, offering a dose of much-needed nostalgia to help us weather these challenging times. Our Weekly Sale from December 23rd – 29th features everything you need to whip up a batch of classic shrimp cocktail and we think your holiday guests will enjoy diving into this retro holiday hors d’oeuvre!


Cover a rimmed baking sheet with ice (to later cool down shrimp). In a large stockpot combine 12 cups water, carrot, celery, thyme, salt, and peppercorns. Cut one lemon in half; squeeze the juice into the water and add the rind. Cut remaining 1 1/2 lemons into small wedges for serving; set aside. Bring water to a boil. Add shrimp, cover; remove from heat. Let stand until shrimp are bright pink and curled; 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and transfer the shrimp to the prepared tray of ice to cool completely. Meanwhile, whisk together all cocktail sauce ingredients (ketchup, lemon juice, horseradish, salt, pepper, and hot sauce) until combined. Arrange shrimp around individual servings of cocktail sauce, add a fresh lemon wedge, and serve.

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