Citrus Shrimp Cocktail with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce
The days have come and gone when Shrimp Cocktail was on every restaurant menu. It remains a popular appetizer, a dish that will impress your guests, no matter how simple the recipe is.
This Citrus Shrimp Cocktail with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce version adds some wonderful flavors. I love the addition of Japanese wasabi to a typical cocktail sauce recipe. Feel free to add the wasabi paste according to your taste.
- 1 ½ lbs. shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left on
- 1 ½ c. orange juice
- 1 tsp. grated orange zest
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- ¾ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp.lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ice bath, as needed Wsabi Cocktail Sauce:
- 1 c. catsup
- 1 TB prepared horseradish, to taste
- 3-4 tsp. wasabi (Japanese horseradish) paste, to taste
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
- juice of 1 lemon
- pinch white pepper
In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; stirring. Immediately remove from heat; allow to sit 2-3 minutes; until shrimp is cooked through. Transfer shrimp into ice bath; drain well. In a mixing bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Reserve.
For service: Place shrimp in serving dishes/cups. Spoon sauce into individual serving/dipping bowls.Serves 2-4.