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shrimp cocktail

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Sandy Mika
Chicago, IL

My friend Edwardo gave me this recipe, a wonderful man from Ecuador. The juice from this is very good, I have known some to go back for more of the juice and some even add vodka to it and drink it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a fun twist on shrimp cocktail!  It makes for an impressive presentation... and tastes as good as it looks!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For shrimp cocktail

  • 2 - 3 lb
    fresh raw shrimp
  • 1/4 ea
    green pepper, red, yellow, orange thinly sliced (i like to use multi colors peppers, they look so pretty)
  • 1
    bermuda onion thinly sliced
  • 2
    juice from lemons
  • 2 Tbsp
    worchestshire sauce
  • 18 oz
    open pit original barbeque sauce
  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1
    lemon thinly sliced for garnish

How To Make shrimp cocktail

  • 1
    Clean, devein, remove tails, and quickly steam shrimp, be careful not to over cook. Set aside to cool in large serving bowl.
  • 2
    Slice your onions and peppers. You can add more pepper and onion slices if you like . I add mostly by how its proportioned to everything else.
  • 3
    Chop some cilantro. About a handful, the amount is mostly to your taste.
  • 4
    When shrimp is cooled, add peppers , onions, cilantro, worchestshire sauce, juice from 2 lemons, and the whole bottle of OPEN PIT.
  • 5
    Mix well. Cover. Place in refrigerator for a couple hours to chill through, it helps the flavors meld. Mix well,Garnish with lemon slices. Serve.