So Easy and Delicious Shrimp Cocktail recipe

We just got back from a nice week long vacation. We went to the beach and when we go there we love to visit the local fish market. They have the best and freshest fish in Pensacola. It’s called Joe Patti’s. If you’re from Pensacola you know exactly what I’m talking about. We always grab red snapper, salmon and shrimp. This time we bought 2 pounds of shrimp. I usually make shrimp alfredo and shrimp cocktail. Mmmm it’s so good. So I thought I’d share the recipe with you! Here’s my shrimp cocktail recipe.

shrimp for shrimp cocktailJoe Patti’s did not pay me to write this post. I’m merely sharing where I buy mine at when in Pensacola. Buy your shrimp at your local fish market!

Shrimp Cocktail Recipe Ingredients


1-2 pounds of shrimp
Cocktail sauce

Cooking instructions for shrimp cocktail

fresh shrimp

Fill a pot 2/3 full of water. I used a pretty big one for our 1 pound of shrimp. Bring water to boiling. Add shrimp and boil for 3 minutes until it all turns completely pink. No gray should be showing anywhere! Then immediately dunk in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

shrimp ice bath

Then enjoy with your favorite cocktail sauce or make your own!

shrimp cocktail final

Such an easy quick meal! I love making this and then having a big salad. Shrimp has a lot of protein!

shrimp cocktail recipe 2

Have you ever made fresh shrimp? Do you like to eat Shrimp Cocktail? Leave me a comment and share your favorite way to eat shrimp!

shrimp cocktail recipe

3 Replies to “So Easy and Delicious Shrimp Cocktail recipe”

  1. I love boiled shrimp. I never buy cocktail sauce, It’s easier and cheaper to make your own. Just add some creamy horseradish to ketchup and chill – it’s so easy.

  2. I have a big bag of frozen uncooked shrimp in the freezer – wasn’t sure how to cook it, so thanks!

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