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Old 11-28-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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ISO: Shrimp Cocktail...

need a great recipe for shrimp cocktail!!! the classic variety TNT will do just fine!!

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Old 11-28-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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This is my favorite, and gets rave reviews! I think I found this on Allrecipes originally, but altered it a little....

Tequila Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 4 cups chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup tequila
  • other seasonings to you taste
Blend all ingredients and chill before serving.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #3
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sounds delicious!! how do you prepare your shrimp? is there a specific way that it is done for a shrimp cocktail?
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If it is not precooked, I would suggest a quick dip in boiling water until pink (depends on the size of the shrimp), then chill. Hungry now!!!
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
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Shannon:

You must eat a lot of shrimp. That recipe makes almost two quarts of sauce!!


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Cook the shrimp in simmering seasoned water (Old Bay Seasoning or just celery seed). They cook very fast! Watch the color. They will turn pink/orange and the white will go from transluscent to opaque. It just takes a couple of minutes! Overcooked shrimp will be tough.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:29 PM   #6
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I don't even simmer shrimp. I bring seasoned water to a boil, dump in shrimp and take off heat. They are done in about 2 minutes.
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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thanx for all the input everyone!!!

after i cook the shrimp, how long will it stay good for in the fridge if kept in some tupperware?
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Old 11-28-2005, 02:34 PM   #8
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To the boiling water, I add bay leaf, black peppercorns, and a wedge of fresh lemon. I boil them for just a few minutes depending on the size of the shrimp. It's a good idea to run them under cold water to stop the cooking.
That cocktail sauce sounds good Shannon, I usually just buy a bottle of the ready made stuff, but this sounds so much better.
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:03 PM   #9
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Zatarains makes a nice water seasoning pouch for shrimp/shellfish boils.
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Cool! I was wondering too if spices would enhance the flavor for such a quick cooking time! I will have to try it! I wonder what a crab boil seasoning would do? Spicy spicy yum!

Alix, it does make a lot! And I halved the recipe too! I usually take it to work, though so it doesn't take long to disappear!
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To the boiling water, I add bay leaf, black peppercorns, and a wedge of fresh lemon. I boil them for just a few minutes depending on the size of the shrimp. It's a good idea to run them under cold water to stop the cooking.
That cocktail sauce sounds good Shannon, I usually just buy a bottle of the ready made stuff, but this sounds so much better.
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