Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style: Emerging Taste!

Step into the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with this Classic Shrimp Cocktail recipe, a luxurious twist on a beloved classic. Imagine succulent shrimp, perfectly poached and chilled, nestled on a bed of crisp lettuce, all served in a glass with a tangy cocktail sauce that packs a punch. This dish is not just a treat for your taste buds; it’s a feast for the eyes, evoking the excitement and elegance of the Las Vegas strip.

Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style

Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style

In this Las Vegas-style rendition of the Classic Shrimp Cocktail, tender shrimp are the stars of the show, elevated by a zesty cocktail sauce that balances spicy and tangy flavors. Served in a stylish glass over a bed of crisp lettuce, this dish is as visually stunning as it is delicious, making it a perfect choice for a special occasion or a luxurious appetizer that will impress your guests.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 198 kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Mixing bowl
  • Serving Glasses
  • Tongs
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Raw Shell on Shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoon Cocktail Sauce
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 leaves Romaine Lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Thaw the shrimp under cold running water. This will only take a few minutes.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Peel each shrimp so that the only remaining skin is the last little piece before the tail.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Leave that piece and the tail on. Even though the shrimp remove the vein in the underside of the shrimp.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Take a small paring knife and cut into the shrimp where the vein is. It will come out with your knife. If it doesn’t, just scrape it out.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • It is not necessary; I just think it is a cleaner look.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • In a small pot or saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Bring the water mix to a boil. Once the water is boiling, gently add the shrimp.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Cover the pot and let the shrimp cook for 2-3 minutes, or until pink.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Rinse with cold water and drain.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Make an ice bath. Put ice in a bowl and fill with water.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Put the shrimp in the bowl and put in the refrigerator.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Slice the ends off of the lemon.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Cut the lemon into quarters.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Cut each wedge about 1/4″ to give it a place to hang on the glass.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Take the 2 pieces of lettuce, wash it.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • cut the lettuce into 4 pieces, lengthwise.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Trim any dark or bad pieces off.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Turn the 4 pieces and cut.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Place the lettuce in a wine goblet.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Place the cocktail sauce on top of the lettuce.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • Place the shrimp on top of the glass. Add the lemon.
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style
  • What a pretty appetizer! Enjoy!
    Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style

Notes

  1. Ingredients: Gather large shrimp, lettuce, lemons, cocktail sauce, and optional garnishes like parsley or lemon wedges.
  2. Preparation: Poach the shrimp until pink and opaque, then chill. Arrange lettuce in serving glasses and top with shrimp.
  3. Cocktail Sauce: Mix ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and hot sauce for a spicy, tangy sauce.
  4. Assembly: Layer shrimp on lettuce in the serving glasses and drizzle with cocktail sauce.
  5. Presentation: Garnish with parsley or lemon wedges for an elegant touch before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

NutritionValue
Calories198kcal
Carbohydrates19g
Protein25g
Fat2g
Saturated Fat1g 
Sodium1657mg
Iron4Mg
Calcium205Mg
Vitamin A426IU 
Potassium388mg

Can I Use Frozen Shrimp for This Recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but make sure to thaw them completely before poaching. Pat them dry before chilling and assembling the cocktail. This ensures that the shrimp are properly cooked and have the best texture.

Classic Shrimp Cocktail-Las Vegas Style

How can I adjust the spiciness of the cocktail sauce?

You can adjust the spiciness by adding more or less horseradish and hot sauce to the cocktail sauce. Taste as you go and adjust to your preference. If you prefer a milder sauce, start with a small amount of horseradish and hot sauce, then add more as needed.

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