Shrimp Cocktail


April 18, 2017

By: Nicole

Excellent Party appetizer.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 20 Servings


Poached Shrimp:

3 cups of water

1 cup vinegar

juice and zest of one lemon

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 bay leaf

2 teaspoons of salt

1 pound bag of frozen shrimp, 16-20 count, chilled but thawed

Cocktail Sauce:

1 cup of ketchup

½ cup of horseradish

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire

The juice and zest of one lemon


1Pour the water and vinegar into a saucepan over medium high heat.

2Add the lemon, onion, garlic, bay leaf and salt. Bring the works to a full simmer and continue cooking for a few minutes so the flavours can build.

3Add the shrimp, stir, cover with a tight-fitting lid, turn off the heat and rest for 10 minutes.

4Remove the shrimp and set aside to cool further.

Cocktail Sauce:

1Whisk together the ketchup, horseradish, soy sauce, Worcestershire and lemon. Dip away!


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