Classic Shrimp Cocktail
While the usual holiday parties are on hold this year, there’s no reason to skip out on festive party fare. Our Weekly Sale from December 24th – 30th features everything you need to whip up a batch of this classic shrimp cocktail and even if your guests are limited to those already living under your roof, we think they’ll be pleased with this throw-back 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 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.