Cocktail Shrimp Recipe

I was scared to give this recipe a go at first because shrimp is delicious and expensive, so if this didn’t turn out right I was going to cry. Luckily, the only tears I cried were of tears of JOY.


– Shrimp – Pickling Seasoning – White Onion – Vegetable or Canola Oil – Hot Sauce

This recipe for pickled shrimp cocktail is it, friends. There is no time to sit when there is this kind of deliciousness looking at you in the face. None at all.

Bring 4 cups of water and your pickling seasoning to a simmer. Add in the shrimp and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove. Do not rinse.


In a large glass baking dish, create a layer of onion slices and bay leaves.


In a small mixing bowl, mix the oil, hot sauce, salt, red pepper, and capers together. Add a tablespoon of caper juice if you wish. Mix well.


Layer the shrimp on top of the onion bed. Pour the oil mixture over the shrimp. You can then top with another layer of onions if you wish.


Cover with foil and allow to cool in the fridge overnight. I like to leave these in a good 24 hours.


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