Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

This classic Jumbo shrimp cocktail recipe is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, but really it’s terrific year-round.

This Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Recipe is the perfect appetizer for your next special occasion.

Serve this as an appetizer with a nice filet mignon steak dinner, or a classic dish of fettuccine carbonara with a nice bottle of wine. For dessert, keep it simple with some good-quality vanilla ice cream and fresh sliced berries. Hope you enjoy it!

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Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
This classic Jumbo shrimp cocktail recipe is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, but really it’s terrific year-round. Serve this as an appetizer with a nice filet mignon steak dinner, or a classic dish of fettuccine carbonara with a nice bottle of wine. For dessert, keep it simple with some good-quality vanilla ice cream and fresh sliced berries.
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 15 U-15 Jumbo Shrimp

Poaching Broth

  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 lemon cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup Chardonnay white wine
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf

Cocktail Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce

Instructions
 

  • Shrimp Cocktail Sauce: Mix everything together and chill for one hour
  • Remove shell and legs from shrimp. De-vein if needed.
  • Bring water to a boil and add the rest of the poaching broth ingredients. Boil for 5 minutes. While boiling, prepare an ice water bath (made in a bowl with half ice and half cold water) to shock and chill the shrimp.
  • Add shrimp to the boiling water and poach for 2-5 minutes until fully cooked and the shrimp is whitish-pink. Remove from hot water with tongs and place the individual shrimp into the ice bath and leave in there until ready to serve.
  • Serve chilled shrimp with chilled cocktail sauce and enjoy!
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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