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Classic Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
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Classic Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce

No need for a fancy reservation, this budget-friendly appetizer is easy to put together right at home. Start off your meal with seafood bites with this classic shrimp cocktail recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Keto, Quick and Easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal


For the Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup no-sugar added
  • 1/2 tablespoon horseradish grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

For the Shrimp:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 whole lemon sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 pound raw shrimp 16/20 size, peeled and deveined.


For the Cocktail Sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Set aside.

For the Shrimp:

  • Bring the water, lemon slices, and pickling spice to a boil in a large pot. Once boiling, add the shrimp. Boil the shrimp for about 5 minutes or until pink and firm.
  • Quickly drain the shrimp and place the shrimp in a large bowl of ice, ensuring the shrimps are covered with the ice. When cooled, remove the shrimp and pat dry. Serve with cocktail sauce on the side.


Serving: 5shrimp | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1279mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2