Tasty and tangy shrimp cocktail recipe

Shrimp cocktail is a classic appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. It is a refreshing dish that combines succulent shrimp with tangy cocktail sauce and zesty garnishes. This recipe is easy to make and can be served as a starter or a light meal. Here is a simple shrimp cocktail recipe that will impress your guests and tantalize your taste buds.


  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley and lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until pink and cooked through. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add the cooked shrimp to the cocktail sauce and stir gently to coat.
  4. Chill the shrimp cocktail in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. To serve, divide the shrimp and sauce into individual cocktail glasses. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
  6. Enjoy your delicious homemade shrimp cocktail!

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