Contemporary Shrimp Cocktail

Contemporary Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas



Revive this party staple by setting out a bountiful platter of shrimp with three bowls of zingy new sauces. For an appetizer, plan on 1 pound of large shrimp for every 4 to 5 guests. Perk up precooked shrimp in boiling water for 30 seconds. Then plunge them in ice water. Drain shrimp well, pat dry, and serve.


Makes 12 servings
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes


3 pounds peeled, large cooked shrimp with tails


Place shrimp on a serving platter; serve with any or all of the sauces.