Shrimp Cocktail Recipe - Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe

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What could be easier and more delightful than a shrimp cocktail to start off your meal? Plus this delicious shrimp cocktail will not wreck your diet.

Shrimp Cocktail

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Shrimp Cocktail Recipe:

Recipe Type: Appetizer, Seafood, Shrimp, Diet
Menu: Prime Rib Dinner
Yields: 4 Servings
Prep time: 10 min


Fresh or frozen cooked and cleaned shrimp with tails-on and thawed*
Cocktail Sauce (see recipe below)
Fresh parsley for garnish
Fresh lemon slices for garnish

* If your shrimp are frozen, thaw overnight in the bag in the refrigerator, or remove shrimp from bag, thaw in a colander or strainer under cold running water for about three minutes. Use immediately.


Prepare Cocktail Sauce. Place cocktail sauce in a martini glass, drinking glass, or any decorating bowl.

Place several fresh shrimp on the rim of the glass with the tails on the outside.

Make one cut in each lemon slice starting at the center and cutting through to the outside. Place a cut lemon slice on each glass where you made the cut so that it stands up. Add a sprig of parsley and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe by Dave Bucholz of Clackamas, OR

1/2 cup chili sauce or catsup
2 tablespoons hot cream-style horseradish
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
4 drops Tabasco
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced

In a small bowl, mix ingredients together to taste, cover and chill until ready to serve and to develop flavor.

Makes 2/3 cup.


Shrimp Cocktail- Nutritional Information

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Item Amount Fat Grams Calories WW Points
shrimp, large 20 46 700 18
ketchup 1/2 cup 0 60 2
horseradish 1 teaspoon 0 5 0
sugar 1/4 teaspoon 0 4 1
garlic 2 cloves 0 10 1
Recipe Totals 46 779 26
Recipe Makes 4 servings

Each serving = 11.5 fat grams, 194.7 calories, 6.5 WW points

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