How to Make Shrimp Cocktail

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How to Make Shrimp Cocktail. Shrimp Cocktail is a delicious appetizer that is pretty easy to make. The cocktail sauce can be made a few days in advance, and the shrimp can be cooked one day in advance so if you're making this dish for serving guests, this is a great way of minimizing the work you have to do on the day.

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Combine all ingredients except the shrimp to make the cocktail sauce. Let the sauce chill for two hours to allow flavors to blend.

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De-vein the shrimp and discard the heads and shells.

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Boil the shrimp in water for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat as soon as the shrimp are opaque.

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Drain the shrimp and put them in ice water to prevent them from cooking any further.

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Put 3 or 4 shrimps in a cocktail dish for a single serving, over a bed of iceberg lettuce.

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Pour cocktail sauce over the shrimp or serve it on the side for dipping.

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Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.