Friday, February 27, 2009

Easy shrimp and lazy person's cocktail sauce

I've recently discovered shrimp. Now I'm a big fan, especially because it takes about 10 minutes start to finish to prep and cook it for dinner. Plus I really love horseradish. I know shrimp cocktail is probably old news to you, but to me it's new and delicious and exciting a little. I bought this horseradish because it says gluten-free on the back, and says HOT on the front. I love horseradish, did I say that yet? This horseradish is strong. Good strong. I recommend it. 

Steamed shrimp

1 lb shell on medium to small shrimp
1 T seafood seasoning (I used Old Bay)

Toss the shrimp with the seasoning (optional - you can just steam them plain) and set aside. Bring an inch or so of water to boil, then drop a steamer basket in, then toss in the shrimp. Cover and steam 3-5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and slightly curled. Remove and set in a bowl over a bowl of ice, or stick in the fridge til you're ready to use. 
Almost Cocktail Sauce

1/2 c ketchup
2-4 T horseradish 
a squeeze of lemon or lime juice

Mix everything together. Let sit for a little while for the flavors to mix, or use right away. 

2 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, love love love horseradish! Have you ever tried beet horseradish? It is my idea of a quintessential Passover side/accompaniment! I actually love it mixed with creme fraiche, chopped scallions and maybe some dill as a dip for vegies! I could eat freshly grated horseradish on anything!

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  2. You mean that isn't real cocktail sauce? That's the way I've been making it for years, it's the way my honey taught me.

    I know I've said it before but we love shrimp, too. Yup, we're shrimp lovers from waaaaay back!
    :-)
    ~ingrid

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