Recipe by Chef John
"Before I knew much about food or dining out, I knew that if they brought shrimp cocktails to the table as an appetizer, we were eating at a 'fancy' restaurant. I'm sure I enjoyed the shrimp, but what I really loved was dipping the crackers in the spicy, horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce."
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garlic, peeled and bruised
seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
whole black peppercorns
hot sauce, or to taste
shell-on deveined jumbo shrimp
This was a fantastic way to season up shrimp. I've never done this before and now I will always season like this. Perfect flavor and the recipe was right on.
This was fantastic! I have made shrimp cocktail a few times but it was missing "something". This recipe hit the nail on the head for us and was most like what you order in a restaurant. Only change made was I did not have the tarragon so I subbed oregano. Perfection!
Thank you so much! Only way I will prepare shrimp cocktail from now on! Only change I made was adding a little dried tarragon instead of fresh. I didn't have fresh. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the sauce is the best ever! So good!
used fresh shrimp (and bottled cocktail sauce) - absolutely the best shrimp I've ever had! wouldn't change a thing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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