Putting together a spectacular appetizer doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen.

We love to make and serve this simple and elegant shrimp cocktail platter at any occasion. The flavor of the perfectly seasoned shrimp along with a homemade shrimp cocktail sauce will delight your guests. Use your imagination and garnish with a few fresh sprigs of parsley and lemon slices for an unforgettable presentation.

Can I prep this ahead?

Yes, follow the prep instructions (stop just before grilling), cover shrimp and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Remove from fridge and grill! 

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftover shrimp:  

  • Wrap
  • Tacos 
  • Fajitas: With sautéed onions, green peppers and tomatoes 
  • Quesadillas: Topped with fresh pico de gallo 
  • Pasta dish: Mix shrimp with cooked pasta, bell peppers, wilted spinach and Pesto Sauce
  • Pizza: Topped with cheese, veggies and shrimp (using a dough ball, a tortilla or a toasted bagel) 
  • Spruced-up salad: On a bed of greens topped with sautéed veggies and a drizzle of EVOO and balsamic vinegar 
  • For brekkie: Tossed in scrambled eggs or added to a breakfast quesadilla
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Kickin’ Lemon and Garlic Grilled Shrimp


  • Course: ,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Putting together a spectacular appetizer doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen. We love to make and serve this simple and elegant shrimp cocktail platter at any occasion. The flavor of the perfectly seasoned shrimp along with a homemade shrimp cocktail sauce will delight your guests. Use your imagination and garnish with a few fresh sprigs of parsley and lemon slices for an unforgettable presentation.


Ingredients

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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, parsley, Old Bay, salt and pepper. Toss in shrimp until evenly coated.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp for 5 minutes on each side, or until opaque.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and serve. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh parsley and lemon slices for a nice presentation!
  5. For cocktail sauce: Add ketchup, lemon juice and horseradish to a bowl and mix well to combine. Taste and add more horseradish if you want it spicier. The sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for several days. Serve cold with shrimp.

Notes

Paleo-friendly/sugar-free: Use paleo-friendly ketchup or eliminate the cocktail sauce.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend wild-caught seafood and organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

Keywords: Grilled Shrimp, Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Category :Recipes
Method :Grill, Make Ahead Meal, Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals
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