The roasted shrimp is plump and juicy, and the cocktail sauce — a slightly spicy combination of red chili sauce, ketchup, and horseradish — is so flavorful and delicious, I was licking it off my fingers. This portable dish can be prepared in advance, so if you're looking for a last minute appetizer for an Italian Christmas Eve, Christmas, or even New Year's, I highly recommend this crowd-pleasing favorite. Check out Ina's method after the jump.
For the shrimp:
2 pounds (12 to 15-count) shrimp
1 tablespoon good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the sauce:
1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in 1 layer. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Set aside to cool.
- For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.
- Seafood, Appetizers
- North American