Shrimp cocktail is an essential for your summertime parties and soirees. No dish is more elegant and refreshing than a plate of chilled shrimp. This summer, surprise your guests with a different take on the average shrimp cocktail that they will be sure to enjoy. Here are a few ways to change-up your shrimp cocktails!
One way to switch up your shrimp cocktail is to toss it with avocados, cucumbers, cilantro and lime juice. Serve in martini glasses for a unique, summer appetizer. The avocado and lime juice are great additions to a shrimp cocktail that will give it a zesty flavor, perfect for any occasion.
Provide Dipping Sauces
Another fun alternative to changing your ordinary shrimp cocktail recipe is to provide different dipping sauces instead of just cocktail sauce. A creamy mustard sauce is often served at seafood restaurants and now, you can serve it in your own backyard! Add one tablespoon of Joe’s Creamy Mustard sauce, a ½ cup of mayonnaise, two tablespoons of ketchup, two tablespoons of minced celery, one tablespoon of minced parsley, two tablespoons of lemon juice, ½ tablespoon of Cajun seasoning, and one minced green onion into a bowl and combine!
Spice it Up
If you want a spicier version of shrimp cocktail, then combine chile sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. You can use this to either coat your shrimp and then grill on skewers or to make a dip. Either way, your guests will love the spicy kick of this alternative to shrimp cocktail!