Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail.
A classic dish to serve at any party.Matt Taylor-Gross

No dish showcases shrimp as simply and elegantly as shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp Cocktail
No dish showcases shrimp as simply and elegantly as shrimp cocktail.
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Ingredients

  • 34 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. drained prepared horseradish
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 8-10 drops Tabasco
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 1 tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 sliced yellow onion
  • 1 chopped rib celery
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 16 jumbo shell-on shrimp (about 1 pound)

Instructions

  1. For the sauce, put ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and a pinch of salt into a medium bowl and stir well. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Put wine, black peppercorns, thyme, parsley, onions, celery, bay leaf, and 2 quarts water into a large pot. Season the liquid generously with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 2–3 minutes. Drain shrimp and transfer to a sheet pan and spread into a single layer; let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate shrimp until completely chilled, then peel them. Divide cocktail sauce between 4 cocktail glasses and perch 4 shrimp along the rim of each glass.