Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Game Day is almost here, and there's no bigger crowd pleaser than our shrimp cocktail recipe. Our perfectly plump shrimp served with homemade cocktail sauce are always a winner and ready in minutes.

Or you could grab a bag of our ready-to-go cooked shrimp for an instant shrimp cocktail!


For the shrimp

  • 1 lemon, halved and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 pounds fresh white gulf shrimp

For the cocktail sauce

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared or freshly grated horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce


  1. Fill a large bowl with water and ice and set aside.
  2. Fill a Dutch oven or stockpot with 4 quarts of water. Add the lemon halves and juice, peppercorns, bay leaves and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Add the shrimp and boil for 1½ - 2 minutes. Strain and add to the bowl of iced water to stop cooking. After 10 minutes, shell and devein the shrimp, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Make the cocktail sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serve the shrimp on a platter of ice with the cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.


Fresh White Gulf Shrimp