Chopped Shrimp Cocktail
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Looking for a heavenly appetizer or healthy meal? Chopped Shrimp Cocktail is perfect for parties year-round. Wait till you try the recipe for the best cocktail sauce ever!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: English
Serves: 12
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds large shrimp in the shell (about 30)
  • ½ cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
  • ½ cup ketchup (recommended: Heinz)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced finely
  • 4 large stalks of celery, diced (about 2 cups)
  1. Cut the lemon in half and add half of 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.
  2. Cut shrimp into 3 or 4 pieces.
  3. Add sliced green onion and diced celery to the shrimp.
For the Cocktail Sauce:
  1. Combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Mix with the shrimp, celery, and green onion.
  2. Chill well and keep cold until ready to serve.
I always double the amount of celery to stretch my servings for a party. You may also enjoy adding Chopped Shrimp Cocktail on top of shredded romaine lettuce for a summer cocktail salad. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and black olives.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at