Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce


Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4



  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, shells reserved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful of fresh parsley leaves and stems
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. To make the stock, bring the shells, 4 cups of water, and salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid. Discard the shells.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the shrimp stock, wine, peppercorns, coriander, bay leaf, parsley, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add peeled shrimp.
  5. Cover pan and allow to sit for 10 minutes, until shrimp is opaque and firm.
  6. Remove shrimp and place in an ice water bath.
  7. To make the cocktail sauce, mix remaining ingredients. Serve chilled.

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