Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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Cathy Shelton Modified: March 23, 2022
Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

How To Make Shrimp Cocktail

This shrimp cocktail recipe is made with a delicious poached shrimp tossed with flavorful spices and served with a homemade cocktail sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1lemon,cut into 8 wedges
  • 8cupscold water
  • ¼yellow onion,sliced
  • 2garlic cloves,peeled and bruised
  • 2tspfresh tarragon
  • 1tspwhole black peppercorns
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2lbsshrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 1cupcocktail sauce,homemade recipe


  1. Add half the lemon pieces, water, onion, garlic, tarragon, black peppercorns, and bay leaf to a large pot and bring it to a boil.

  2. Prepare a large bowl of ice water.

  3. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes then remove. Quickly place it in the cold water for 5 minutes before serving with cocktail sauce and remaining lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 84.95kcal
  • Fat: 1.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.04g
  • Fiber: 0.21g
  • Sugar: 0.18g
  • Protein: 15.61g
  • Cholesterol: 142.88mg
  • Sodium: 651.82mg
  • Calcium: 75.21mg
  • Potassium: 148.36mg
  • Iron: 0.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 62.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.66mg
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