• Easy

Serves 25 pieces



  • 1 lb. shelled and deveined shrimp, tails-on
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 gallon water

Cocktail Sauce

  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 cup horseradish
  • 2 cups Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning

Instructions / directions

Rinse shrimp under cold running water. Cut lemon into quarters and reserve one slice for sauce.

In a large pot combine shrimp, lemon quarters, bay leaves, peppercorns, Old Bay seasoning and water. Place over medium high heat, stirring frequently until shrimp reach 145° F. Do not boil water or let water temperature go above 180° F.

For cocktail sauce, place ketchup, horseradish, chili sauce, Tabasco, and Old Bay seasoning in a large mixing bowl and whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.

Strain shrimp and discard water. Chill shrimp for at least 2 hours. Serve in chilled vessel with cocktail sauce for dipping.


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