Spicy Thai-Inspired Shrimp Cocktail

Spicy Thai-Inspired Shrimp Cocktail

Conventional shrimp cocktail makes an easy appetizer for a dinner party - just mix up your cocktail sauce, arrange the shrimp and you're good to go, but the old standby cocktail sauce doesn't necessarily complement every meal. This is a Thai-inspired variation that has made a big hit each time I've served it, and it makes a nice prelude to any Asian-style entree.

Spicy Thai-Inspired Shrimp Cocktail

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lb cooked peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Thai chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Combine the ketchup, horseradish, Thai chili sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, sambal and chopped cilantro in a bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill for at least 20 minutes. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the shrimp, arrange them on a platter around the cocktail sauce and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

comments & replies

Love the really sharp sauce here!

That looks beautiful :)

search our recipes


weekly newsletter

top recipes

how to cook


Sur La Table Healthy Eating_300x250

desserts, drinks & more


Slow Cooker Savvy Online Cooking Class from Craftsy Sweet and Simple Ten Classic Desserts Online Cooking Class from Craftsy Mexican Street Foods Tacos and Salsas Online Cooking Class from Craftsy