Cold shrimp and spicy cocktail sauce
March 15, 2012 § 5 Comments
One of our favorite snacks is cold boiled shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce. After Dave’s Cajun seafood boil recently, we had a few extra shrimp (we intentionally cooked extra just so we could have them cold the next day). We never buy cocktail sauce from the grocery store. We can make a much tastier version better ourselves, and it tastes fresher.
Spicy cocktail sauce
Juice of half a lemon
1 cup ketchup (Hunts brand has no high fructose corn syrup)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon pepper sauce (we use Texas Pete’s original hot sauce)
dash celery salt
2-3 tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce
Stir together, adding extra horseradish or pepper sauce if you like things a little zippier (we always lean toward spicier in our household). Serve alongside cold boiled shrimp.
By the way, do you know that if you add a tiny amount of vinegar to the cooking water when you’re making cold boiled shrimp, they will peel more easily? Just a few tablespoons will do the trick.