Shrimp and Citrus Cocktail

Shrimp and Citrus Cocktail Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Modern stemmed glassware gives this updated classic a fresh look.


Makes 4 to 6 servings
Total time: 3 Hours, 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 15 Minutes


1 pound peeled, large cooked shrimp with tails (3 1/40 count)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 large shallots, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


1. Devein shrimp, if desired.

2. Whisk together olive oil and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add shrimp, turning to coat. Seal and chill 3 to 8 hours, turning occasionally. Drain shrimp mixture, and stir in oranges and basil. Spoon mixture into chilled glasses or small serving bowls.

December 2011
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