Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail on Platter

Poached Shrimp


20 to 26 shrimp (2 pound bag), peeled, deveined, tails on
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
3 springs parsley
2 teaspoons, whole peppercorns
Optional: 1/2 cup dry white wine


In a saucepan (that has a lid), bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Add the rest of the ingredients, keep at a boil. (If you don’t use the wine, replace with water.)

Then add the shrimp and immediately remove from stove. Cover pan with a lid. Let sit until shrimp are cooked (they’ll look opaque), about 10 miutes. 

Drain shrimp and layout out on a towel to cool, about 10 minutes.

Put shrimp in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for at least an hour (up to 1 day).

Cocktail Sauce


6 to 8 servings

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

40 Minutes

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