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Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

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This recipe for Shrimp Cocktail, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Louise Dobbs Younger
Added: Saturday, February 28, 2009


Cocktail Sauce:
3/4 cup ketchup
1 - 2 Tablespoons horseradish
10 drops Tabasco
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Shrimp boil:
2 quarts water
2 cups celery leaves
1/2 lemon, cut up
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns
3 pounds shrimp
2 Tablespoons salt
1/2 cup vinegar
1 bay leaf

Combine Cocktail sauce ingredients and chill. Serve with shrimp.

Shrimp boil:
Bring water to boil, and add all ingredients except vinegar, lemon, and shrimp. Simmer 15 minutes. Add lemon and vinegar. Add shrimp. Cook without boiling until shrimp are pink, about 3 - 5 minutes. Drain, cool, and serve with cocktail sauce.




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