I have a love/hate cycle with shrimp. When we’re friends, I resemble Bubba Gump naming things to throw more shrimp in. I will put them in everything and anything. Then when the anti-shrimp kicks in I can’t even be bothered with eating even one shrimp or I’ll gag. However, I’m always a sucker for a good shrimp cocktail.To me they’ve always symbolized being a grown-up and I remember being very young, ordering one and reveling in how important I felt.
For an even more “grown” shrimp cocktail, I took the flavors of a bloody Mary and threw them in my usual cocktail sauce. The result was full of flavor, spice and something a little different from this common menu item.
Next time you have guests over, take a big batch of steamed and chilled shrimp and dip them in this! And while you have the vodka out, treat yourself too. *nudge nudge*
- (1) 8 0z. can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup tomato juice (I used V-8)
- 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon vodka
- salt and black pepper
- celery salt (optional)
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Taste and add salt and black pepper to taste. If using, a little pinch of celery salt melds everything together nicely but it is not necessary. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes.
Dip yo’ shrimp in it to win it!