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Barefoot Contessa’s Shrimp Cocktail

You absolutely must try Barefoot Contessa’s Shrimp Cocktail!  It’s a classic for holidays and parties.  I serve it with some spicy cocktail sauce

barefoot contessa roasted shrimp cocktail


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Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

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  • For the shrimp:
  • 2 pounds 12 to 15-count shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce recommended: Heinz
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce recommended: Tabasco


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in 1 layer. Roast for 8 to10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  • For the sauce, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.
Author: Rhiannon


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  1. .Dear Ina,
    I just wanted to Thank You for this recipe. I do not like seafood, sad for a native New Englander. But I do love Fried Clams (no chowder) and Shrimp in any fashion. This is new to me and sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try this recipe!
    You are amazing!
    Mary Pearson

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