Tested till perfect Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Photography by Rob Kinghorn

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Take shrimp cocktail on a trip around the world with these quick and easy cocktail sauce variations. The pineapple is suprisingly delicious!

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 lb 2lblarge shrimp, peeled and deveined

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupketchup
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsphorseradish
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 2 tsp 2tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsphot pepper sauce
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Preparation

In pot of boiling salted water, cook shrimp until pink, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Arrange on platter.

Sauce: In bowl, stir together ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Serve with shrimp for dipping.

Additional information : Variations
Thai Shrimp Cocktail: Omit Sauce. Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup; 2 tbsp (25 mL) lime juice; 1 tbsp (15 mL) horseradish; 1 tsp (5 mL) minced hot red pepper; 1 tsp (5 mL) fish or soy sauce; 1 green onion, minced; and 1/4 tsp (2 mL) red Thai curry paste.

Green Olive and Paprika Shrimp Cocktail: Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup; 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped green olives; 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice, 1 tbsp (15 mL) horseradish; 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce; and 1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika.

Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail: Omit Sauce. Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup; 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped drained rinsed capers; 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon rind; 2 tbsp (25 mL) lemon juice; 1 tbsp (15 mL) each chopped fresh parsley, mayonnaise and horseradish; 2 tsp (10 mL) Worcestershire sauce; and 1 clove garlic, minced.

Pineapple Shrimp Cocktail: Omit Sauce. Substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup; 1/3 cup (75 mL) drained crushed pineapple; 1 tbsp (15 mL) horseradish; 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper sauce; and pinch allspice.

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Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 36 pro 6g total fat 1g sat. fat 0
carb 2g fibre 0 chol 43mg sodium 104mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 2 vit C 3
folate 2
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