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Shrimp Cocktails--Easy and Delicious

Updated on June 23, 2015

Enjoy a Shrimp Cocktail

Delicious Shrimp Cocktail
Delicious Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

An easy shrimp cocktail recipe l can have a variety of ingredients. There is an abundance of shrimp recipes both hot and cold that that you can serve to your family and friends, depending on what tastes they like. Shrimp cocktail is often a favorite with most and is delicious, healthy; and to boot is very low in calories for those on diets. You can make a shrimp cocktail for a lunch entree or an appetizer for dinner. Keep a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer for when you get a yen for a shrimp cocktail. Nothing better on a hot night than a large shrimp cocktail for dinner.

Basic Information

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cooking TIme: NONE

Servings: 6 to 8

Some of the Shrimp Cocktail Ingredients

Fresh celery
Fresh celery
Fresh garlic
Fresh garlic
Fresh tomatoes
Fresh tomatoes
Yummy shrimp
Yummy shrimp


  • Five large tomatoes
  • One-half cup of tomato juice
  • One jalapeno pepper
  • One-half cup of cilantro
  • One tablespoon of creamy horseradish
  • One and one half pounds of cooked medium shrimp
  • One stalk of celery
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • One teaspoon each of oregano, basil, tarragon

Instructions for Shrimp Cocktail

  1. Chop the tomato in small pieces to fit in the blender.
  2. Add chopped celery, cilantro, garlic to the blender
  3. Remove the seeds from the pepper and chop
  4. Add the tomato juice to the blender
  5. Run the blender on high speed until everything is blended.
  6. Add the horseradish.and jalapeno pepper.
  7. Add the spices to the blender
  8. Blend the mixture for 30 seconds
  9. Chop the shrimp in bite size pieces and add the the blended mixture
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste to complete this easy recipe for shrimp cocktail.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the shrimp cocktail in a wine or parfait glass and garnish with fresh cilantro. Whole grain crackers make a nice addition for the shrimp cocktail.

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    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Thelma: We love shrimp around here any old way. Thanks for votes and pin.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Oh! I would love to have this cocktail now;-) It makes me feel thirsty by just looking at it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and pinned.

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for your kind words.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Sounds so fresh & delicious--perfect fare for this hot weather. Thanks for sharing!