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Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimo Cocktail -
Written by Kate thecook

A Shrimp Cocktail is used as both a starter or a canapé. Each one both works well and brings back memories of the 1970s. A very simple recipe of shrimp in a divine spicy sauce. It sets the palette off. It is a good start of what is to come.

Shrimo Cocktail -

Shrimp Cocktail

This recipe may be from the 1970/80s but with a spicy hollandaise sauce instead of the boring cocktail sauce brings this into the 21st Century.
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Course: Canapes, Starter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seafood
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 246kcal



  • Combine the shrimp, lemon slices, peppercorns, and enough water to cover in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer over moderate heat, and remove from the heat as soon as the water starts to boil.
  • Allow to sit in the hot water for 5 minutes, then drain and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until well chilled.
  • Spoon the sauce into a small bowl or wine glass and arrange the shrimp by looping their curved bodies over the edge of the bowl.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges.
  • Enjoy


Sodium: 163mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Potassium: 31mg | Cholesterol: 257mg | Calories: 246kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Fat: 26g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 1g