The best homemade shrimp cocktail sauce ever - The Best Easy Shrimp Cocktail Recipe is delicious, easy, and transforms any dinner into a special event!
The best homemade shrimp cocktail sauce ever - based off one of my favorite seafood cocktail sauces - this McCormick and Schmick's Shrimp Cocktail Sauce knockoff recipe is so easy, delicious, and one of the most delicious appetizers you can make for a fancy night at home!
McCormick and Schmicks is known for their knockout shrimp cocktail - its bursting with fresh and light flavors, and is such a pretty way to start a romantic dinner.
This McCormick and Schmick copycat cocktail shrimp recipe is guaranteed to please your favorite seafood lover, and makes for a deceptively easy start to any fun dinner party or romantic meal.
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Tips For The Best Cocktail Sauce
I love a slightly chunky cocktail sauce - so I try to not overblend, so it's not too runny.
If you keep your cocktail sauce in a tight jar in a cool dry place (I keep mine in the fridge) it will keep for up to a month - but I like to make it fresh for the best flavors.
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The Best Easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe
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- 32 Shrimp, 21 to 25 count tiger shrimp
- For the brine:
- 1/4 cup salt, kosher
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups ice
- For the cocktail sauce:
- 1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1/2 cup prepared chili sauce
- 4 tablespoons horseradish
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Few grinds fresh black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Old Bay seasoning
- Rinse shrimp under cold water, and remove shells (keep the tail on) and clean out any vein if needed.
- Place cleaned shrimp into a bowl with brine and refrigerate mixture for 20 to 25 minutes.
- While shrimp are brining, place tomatoes, chili sauce, horseradish, sugar, pepper, and salt in food processor and blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate cocktail sauce until ready to serve.
- Place a baking sheet or broiler pan under oven broiler and preheat for 5 minutes.
- Remove shrimp from brine and drain thoroughly.
- Rinse the shrimp under cold water and dry on paper towels. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with olive oil and sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning, if desired.
- Place shrimp onto a sizzling sheet pan and return to broiler immediately.
- After 2 minutes, turn the shrimp with a pair of tongs.
- Return the shrimp to broiler for 1 minute.
- Transfer to a cold cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate immediately.
- Once shrimp have chilled, arrange with cocktail sauce in a martini glass or as desired.
Amount Per Serving Calories 138Cholesterol 120mgSodium 7803mgCarbohydrates 15gSugar 14gProtein 9g