What makes a “Dominican Shrimp Cocktail” different than the shrimp cocktails we find here in the U.S. is the sauce. Our sauce is very simple to make and the ingredients are common ingredients most of us have hanging out in our fridges. This cocktail is very tasty and is a wonderful starter to any meal!
To make this dish, you will need the following ingredients:
2 lbs Extra Jumbo Shrimp
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 cup Ketchup
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1 Lime (juiced)
To make your life easier, I recommend you get the shrimp that is already deveined to save yourself some extra work. I usually get them with the shell on since the tail makes it easier to hold for dipping in the sauce. I also usually get them uncooked since I rather control the cooking time to ensure they are nice and tender (sometimes they can overcook when you reheat the pre-cooked ones).
First, take a medium sized pot and add a generous amount of water. Put it on high heat and wait for it to come to a boil.
To make the sauce, add the mayonnaise,
When the water starts to boil, add a generous amount of salt (about 1 tbsp or 2 tbsp).
Once all the shrimp are peeled, start assembling the cocktails by pouring some cocktail sauce in a glass and lining the rim with shrimps.
Serve chilled as a starter to a nice meal! (Or smother the shrimp with the sauce and serve it as an entree, that works too! 🙂 )
Buen Provecho! 😉