Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

This is a classic case of a dish that is so insanely easy to put together quickly, but just looks so elegant and fancy at a party. I served this roasted shrimp cocktail as an appetizer for my husband’s birthday dinner this weekend and it went over so well. He absolutely adores any seafood so I knew I wanted to have plenty of shrimp for him. It’s a well documented fact that shrimp is my favorite protein the world so I was pretty happy to have it at the party too! It was the simple cocktail sauce that made it though.

Roasting the shrimp for the roasted shrimp cocktail really brought out its natural flavor. It was also much more interesting to have the hot shrimp with the cold cocktail sauce! I just tossed them with lots of salt and olive oil before letting them go in the oven for 10 minutes.
Roasting the shrimp for the roasted shrimp cocktail really brought out its natural flavor. It was also much more interesting to have the hot shrimp with the cold cocktail sauce! I just tossed them with lots of salt and olive oil before letting them go in the oven for 10 minutes.
The incredible cocktail sauce for the roasted shrimp cocktail was so simple to put together while the shrimp roasted. I just stirred ketchup, prepared horseradish and Worcestershire sauce together. The prepared horseradish was the best option here because fresh horseradish would have been too pungent and overpowered the sauce.
The incredible cocktail sauce for the roasted shrimp cocktail was so simple to put together while the shrimp roasted. I just stirred ketchup, prepared horseradish and Worcestershire sauce together. The prepared horseradish was the best option here because fresh horseradish would have been too pungent and overpowered the sauce.

From there I just had to put the roasted shrimp cocktail together to serve it at the party! I actually used a martini glass that was sitting in ice to keep the sauce cold. Then the shrimp were lined up along the rim. It looked so pretty! These babies were the first to go at the party, and quickly too. My hubby and our friends loved snacking on the roasted shrimp before dinner! It was so simple to make but so elegant. Hope you all enjoy this twist on one of the most classic appetizers!

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt as needed for seasoning
  • olive oil as needed for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet tray with aluminum foil. Lay the shrimp out on it and toss it well with a generous sprinkle of salt and an equally generous drizzle of olive oil. Make sure it is in a single layer, then roast the shrimp for 10 minutes. While the shrimp cooks stir the ketchup, horseradish and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. Season it with a pinch of salt. When the shrimp is done, serve it on a pretty platter or in martini glasses with the sauce! Enjoy!

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