Easy Shrimp Cocktail

Posted: March 5

Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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You can bring cocktail hour from the ballroom to your home kitchen. Easy Shrimp Cocktail is an upscale appetizer you can enjoy anytime…quite literally, since it only takes 5 minutes to make it. The natural sweetness of the shrimp becomes irresistible with just a dip in that scarlet cocktail sauce…especially because the cocktail sauce is also homemade! You can serve your Easy Shrimp Cocktail to your dinner guests or keep it to yourself when you want to treat yourself to a black-tie appetizer!


• 1 cup ketchup • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, large, cooked, tail-on, and rinsed with cold water


Step 1

Mix together the ketchup, lemon juice, and horseradish together in a bowl, tasting and adjusting to taste.

Step 2

Chill the sauce.

Step 3

Serve the sauce cold with the shrimp.

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