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Sabroso Saturday: Colossal Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

April 30, 2011 9 Comments »


Happy Sabroso Saturday!

This morning we arrived from our incredible family vacation.  This year our family took an early getaway on the Norwegian Gem to the Bahamas (story to come so please stay tuned).

In honor of such delicious and savory food on the ship, I bring to you a recipe I found on the Food Network site for shrimp cocktail similar to what we had.  My husband loved the Colossal Shrimp Cocktail served at Cagney’s Steak House.  It was so good so I had to share it with all of you for Sabroso Saturday.

Learn more about the Sabroso Saturday blog hop here!


  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds large shrimp in the shell (about 30)
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)


Cut the lemon in half and add it to a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the shrimp and cook, uncovered, for only 3 minutes, until the shrimp are just cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cool water. When the shrimp are cool enough to handle, peel and devein them. Keep cold until ready to serve.

For the cocktail sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve with the shrimp.

Buen provecho!

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  1. Carolyn G April 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    QUE RICO! I love me some shrimp cocktail. I am so jelly you went to the Bahamas! Hope it was a blast and can’t wait to see the pictures!

    • Rachel April 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      It is VERY RICO! One of my favorite things about getting away is not having to cook. LOL The Bahamas are waiting for you!

  2. sunshine April 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm…that looks yummy! I love shrimp. This I must try. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel April 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      It was very yummy Sunshine! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lisa April 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    OMG that is my favorite snack, meal whatever. I love shrimp. it’s my favorite seafood of all time. Looks like a simple recipe to follow too. Thx for sharing and I can’t wait to hear/see about your trip!

    • Rachel April 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      The hubster’s favorite as well. He would look forward to the shrimp cocktails! LOL Thanks for commenting Lisa!

  4. Ms. Latina April 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    It looks delicious! No wonder your hubby loved it 🙂 Can’t wait to read your write up about the cruise.

    • Rachel April 30, 2011 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      So delicious Ms. Latina. He was in heaven LOL. I will post about my cruise experience soon. The best yet!

  5. Gisell April 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    wow! im going to try it!

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