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Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail


tsp wasabi powder (or 3 tsp prepared horseradish)

1 1/2

lb. medium-large shrimp

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  • 1

    Mix together all sauce ingredients (everything but shrimp). Set aside.

  • 2

    Peel and devein shrimp, if necessary, leaving tails on for presentation. Cook shrimp by dunking in boiling water for 4 or 5 minutes, until pink, then remove to a bowl of ice to halt the cooking (or else they'll continue to cook and get tough).

  • 3

    Serve cooked shrimp on a platter with a small bowl of the sauce in the center for dipping.

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  • We challenged Tablespoon bloggers to choose a classic recipe from the "Heirloom Recipes and New Twist" section of the brand new Betty Crocker Cookbook and throw down their own spin to share with you.

    Today's twist: Voodoolily's Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail Recipe, a version of Betty's classic Shrimp Cocktail.

    When I was a kid, shrimp cocktail was something fancy for special occasions. The kids didn't even get to have any…it was just for the grown-ups. My grandma always made the cocktail sauce from scratch, using her beat-up old Betty Crocker cookbook recipe (ketchup, prepared horseradish, Worcestershire and a few drops of Tabasco).

    When I was a grown-up throwing my first dinner party, at the last minute I wanted to add a first course. I had a bag of cooked shrimp in my freezer, and some ketchup, but no horseradish. I did, however, have a bottle of sriracha hot sauce, soy sauce and a lime. Now when I make shrimp cocktail, I make it this way on purpose, adding a little sriracha for a tongue-spank, plus wasabi for that horseradish nose-burn.

    This grown-up appetizer is easy enough that kids could make it: Just boil the shrimp and chill, then mix together the sauce ingredients. But don't tell the kiddos this -- they might want some.

    More Heirloom Recipes on!

    Check out twists from other Tablespoon bloggers as we celebrate the new Betty Crocker Cookbook all week long:

    Patty Melt Sliders
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    Do you have your own twist on this classic? Please share!

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