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Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

This shrimp cocktail recipe is so easy to make.

It's a wonderful appetizer or you could make a large cocktail in a pretty dish to use as part of a buffet - maybe for a Superbowl party or other celebration.

In the UK, this is referred to as a prawn cocktail.


You can use fresh or frozen shrimp (prawn) for this cocktail recipe.

If you're using frozen, then sit them in a sieve whilst they defrost.

Pat the shrimp dry before adding to a bowl to make the cocktail sauce.


For 4 people, you will need around 8 oz (225g) 2 cups of defrosted shrimp (prawn)

Put them into a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

Add one tablespoon of tomato puree to the shrimp/prawn and mayonnaise.

Very carefully, stir the ingredients together.


You need to make sure that all the shrimp are covered by the cocktail sauce.

Finely shred some lettuce.

I like to use a firm iceberg in this recipe but you could use any type you prefer.

Chop it finely and put it in the bottom of a serving dish.

Pile the shrimp mixture on top.

Garnish with a lemon slice or wedge and a sprig of parsley.

You can serve this recipe with some brown bread and butter as an appetizer or it could be part of a buffet party.

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Shrimp Cocktail Recipe





By , Mar 27, 2017



Shrimp Cocktail Recipe



Very popular shrimp cocktail recipe makes a stunning seafood appetizer. It's just as good as a main course with some crusty bread.





Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: shrimp, lettuce, mayonnaise, tomato puree


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