I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days.
A deliciously succulent and spicy shrimp cocktail is an instant party starter. You’ll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here’s what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:
- 1 ½ pounds of large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
- ½ cup lemon juice divided
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley a little more for garnish
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce optional
- Olive oil to decorate
How To Make Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
Place shrimp in a medium bowl; add ⅓ cup lemon juice. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drain the shrimp and discard the lemon juice.
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, place the water and salt. When it starts to boil add the shrimp and turn off the heat.
Let the shrimp in the water just until they are cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plastic container and refrigerate.
In a small bowl, combine onion, remaining lemon juice, ketchup, mayonnaise, pepper, hot sauce, and parsley.
Add the shrimp and serve in glass bowls over the lettuce. Serve with crackers and garnish with olive oil and parsley.