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Video:Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

with Rachel Edelman

Shrimp cocktails are perfect for parties or as an easy weeknight treat. Watch how to make tangy shrimp cocktail sauce.See Transcript

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Transcript:Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a shrimp cocktail sauce.

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 1 1/2 cups of ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 squeeze of hot sauce
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Combine the Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ingredients

In a blender or mixer, pour in 1 1/2 cups of ketchup. Next, add 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 tablespoons of horseradish, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar.

On a cutting board, roll a lemon to help get the juices flowing. Cut the lemon in half, and squeeze one piece over the blender. If you hold it with the cut side up, you can help prevent the seeds from falling into the sauce.

Then add the hot sauce and the salt and pepper. Remember, you can always add more hot sauce or salt and pepper if you would like.

Blend the Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ingredients

Put the lid on the blender. Turn the blender on, and blend on low. You can see how fast the blender mixes it all up.

Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the blender, and then turn it on one more time. Once the mixture becomes very thick, turn off the blender and pour the sauce into a serving bowl.

Serve the Shrimp Cocktails

I am pouring the cocktail sauce into a candy dish to make a fancier presentation. Use cooked and shelled jumbo shrimp with the tails still on.

Hang the shrimp on the side of the bowl. Place it all on a few pieces of lettuce for a beautiful serving platter.

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