Classic Shrimp Cocktail

Serve this shrimp with a squeeze of lemon juice for flavor and with cocktail sauce in a cup on the side for dipping.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 lb. raw colossal shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cocktail sauc


  • Combine water, salt, and lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add shrimp and cook uncovered for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain and rinse shrimp. Serve with cocktail sauce.