How to grill like a professional, and a shrimp cocktail recipe

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Grilled shrimp with bloody mary cocktail sauce. (Elizabeth Karmel by way of AP)

An update on classic shrimp cocktail, with a sweet and smoky, tart and tangy Bloody Mary sauce. Rim your serving dish with celery salt right before serving for a particular presentation and that trace of celery.

I like grilling shell-on shrimp and peeling them once they have cooled. If you choose grilling peeled and deveined shrimp, consider them off the grill when they are pink and a bit undercooked or they will be difficult.

Grilling Method: Direct/Medium-Significant Heat

6 Servings

1-2 lbs big shrimp, in shell about 25

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Preheat the grill according to directions.

Location shrimp in a non-reactive bowl. Combine with olive oil until finally properly-coated. Area shrimp on the cooking grate specifically in excess of the warmth deflector plate with the lid down. Grill till pink and just about cooked via, about 4-6 minutes, turning at the time halfway via the cooking time.

Eliminate from grill and place on a tray. You can serve the shrimp hot with the cocktail sauce or enable them cool and serve them chilly. Provide with the shell on or peeled.

If chilly is your desire, let the shrimp amazing entirely by topping with ice. At the time they are amazing, drain the excess water and refrigerate protected for 4-5 hrs or up to 24 hrs. Peel the shrimp and provide with chilled cocktail sauce.

Be aware: if you are grilling peeled and de-veined shrimp, they will consider about 2 minutes fewer.

Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce:

1 cup ketchup

1 cup Heinz Chili sauce

2 smaller lemons, juiced (3 tablespoons)

Zest of both equally lemons

1 smaller lime, juiced (½ tablespoon)

2 heaping Tablespoons prepared white horseradish (or much more to flavor)

2 teaspoons pureed chipotle in adobo (or extra to taste)

2 tablespoons (1 ounce) vodka

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

Celery salt for rimming serving dish

Make the cocktail sauce. In a non-reactive bowl, blend ketchup, chili sauce, lemon juice, zest, lime juice, horseradish, pureed chipotle, vodka, Worcestershire and garlic salt right until very well blended.

Flavor and change seasonings. If you like a great deal of horseradish, and chipotle, you could want to add extra. Set aside. The sauce can be created and refrigerated in a glass mason jar up to 1 week in advance.

Provide sauce with the shrimp both in a big bowl for a crowd or in particular person servings of 5 shrimp each individual.


Chipotles appear canned in adobo sauce. The least difficult way to use them is to puree the entire can and retail store the mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use a modest quantity to incorporate a sweet, smoky warmth to almost everything from this cocktail sauce to mayo, soups and stews.

Rim dish with celery salt before serving. To rim dish, distribute a generous tablespoon of celery salt on a flat plate. Rub a lower lemon all around the rim of your serving dish to moisten. Even though the rim is nonetheless damp, dip it in the celery salt and it will adhere.

The author, Elizabeth Karmel is a grilling, barbecue and Southern foodstuff expert, and the creator of four cookbooks, which includes the recently released Steak and Cake. Her website is

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