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Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail
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Prep Time: 20 min Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 5 min Yield: 12 shrimp and 1 cup of cocktail sauce
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Shrimp is a high-quality, lean protein that’s low in calories. A four-ounce serving of about six to nine shrimp contains only about 112 calories. Plus, it’s easy! You just need a court bouillon (that’s a fancy term for a liquid to give your shrimp flavor) and a homemade cocktail sauce that’s incredibly easy to make.



1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a pot on the stove.
2. Meanwhile, peel, devein and rinse the shrimp.
3. While waiting for water to boil, combine ketchup, half the lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well to combine, then adjust seasoning and reserve.
4. When the water roils, add remaining salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, wine, lemon halves and remaining lemon juice and boil 5 minutes.
5. Fill a large bowl with ice and water ⅔ of the way full.
6. Turn water down to a simmer, add shrimp and poach 3-5 minutes until they turn pink and opaque and begin to cool. Remove with a slotted spoon or sieve and chill in ice water 2 minutes.
7. Remove to towel or paper towel and pat dry, then serve with cocktail sauce.

PC: Arthur Bovino


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