Do you make your own shrimp cocktail from scratch or store bought?

shrimp cocktail, shrimp, ready to serve appetizer - Photo of a ready to serve shrimp cocktail appetizer commonly found at the seafood section of grocery stores. Fuss-free appetizer for a party.
United States
May 27, 2008 12:10am CST
If I serve shrimp cocktail at our get-together, I usually buy the ready to serve ones from the grocery store. Though I have tasted some really delicious shrimp cocktails served at some pricey restaurants and hands down, they are much better! So, I wonder if anyone has tried making their own shrimp cocktail from scratch using fresh shrimps/prawns. Do you have any recipes you want to share? Thank you.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
27 May 08
We do it really simple ketchup add horseradish sauce and lemon juice. That's the way my family did it since I was a kid and just stuck with thur out my life. It's tasty and you can vary it to make it hotter if you like.
• United States
27 May 08
Thanks for the comment.
• United States
29 May 08
That does sound easy !
@metschica25 (5399)
• United States
29 May 08
I will buy huge gulf shrimp and a cocktail sauce at a store . Never really tired homemade , from what I hear it is easy.
• United States
2 Jun 08
I saw one recipe online and it looks easy to make. I may have to try it one of these days if I can find really good and affordable shrimps/prawns. Thanks for responding.
@ElicBxn (63234)
• United States
3 Sep 15
We serves some boiled shrimp to a friend and she was saying "We need cocktail sauce, you don't have any cocktail sauce." The roomie and I told her you don't have to buy it and showed her how to make it. Like @tdemex except we don't put lemon juice in it. Then she went home. Her mom lives out in the middle of nowhere. Her mom suddenly realized she didn't have any cocktail sauce and so our friend made it for her.