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Ina's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Is Easy, Delicious

I'm a huge fan of Ina Garten. I love her fresh takes on basic classics and find that her recipes are incredibly reliable. Recently I made her roasted shrimp cocktail. Has anyone else made this easy appetizer?! It's absolutely perfect.

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.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients

  1. For the shrimp:
  2. 2 pounds (12 to 15-count) shrimp
  3. 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. For the sauce:
  7. 1/2 cup chili sauce (recommended: Heinz)
  8. 1/2 cup ketchup
  9. 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  10. 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  11. 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  12. 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.

Serves 6-8.

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steamyjon
steamyjon
how far in advance can i roast the shrimp before serving?
flavacrisp
flavacrisp
I made this for New Years last year and will be making it again this year :)
kurniakasih
kurniakasih
Hmmm. Ina Garten's food is always delish, and this one I'm sure will be so good, will be trying it next time we're hosting a party.
CoconutPie
CoconutPie
Looks delicious! Ina Garten is the best. I plan on getting Back to Basics when I'm in the USA next week.
fuzzles
fuzzles
This is a really good basic recipe, and I have made it often. So much better than store bought, and silly easy to make! I tend to favor using the Chipotle Tabasco sauce, and when raspberries are in season, blending a few into the sauce. It adds a nice, sweet contrast to the spice.
spiffnme
spiffnme
I love Ina! Yeap! I've made this before and I made a huge batch for some friends and I think everyone loved them so much, they were too full to eat the lobster we had for lunch! lol. So simple, easy, and great tasting. I just made her pecan squares for the holidays.
Soniabonya
Soniabonya
anyone can make their own cocktail sauce and tinker with it to suit their tastes. my family and i have been making the basic, as you listed above, ketchup, tobasco, chili and horserasdish, ever since I was a child. and it is very yummy :)
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