Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

I prepare this refreshing shrimp cocktail for my family a lot during the hot summer days.

A deliciously succulent and spicy shrimp cocktail is an instant party starter. You’ll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here’s what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:


  • 1 ½ pounds of large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • ½ cup lemon juice divided
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley a little more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • Olive oil to decorate

How To Make Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Place shrimp in a medium bowl; add ⅓ cup lemon juice. Put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Drain the shrimp and discard the lemon juice.

In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, place the water and salt. When it starts to boil add the shrimp and turn off the heat.

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