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Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp cocktail recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 201 kcal
This Classic Shrimp Cocktail recipe goes back to the basics to result in the best shrimp cocktail. Prepared with just lemon and salt, this Classic Shrimp Cocktail will be the hit appetizer at all celebrations!


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 lemon , cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds large shrimp
  • Classic Cocktail Sauce


  1. Bring water and lemon to a rolling boil in a large pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Add salt, boil for 1 more minute.
  3. Add shrimp and remove from heat.
  4. Stir shrimp until they turn pink and curl.
  5. Drain well and rinse with cold water.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with Classic Cocktail Sauce.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!
Nutrition Facts
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 381mg 127%
Sodium 2724mg 114%
Potassium 271mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 4.1%
Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 24.5%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.