Marinated Cocktail Shrimp
This is an easy and excellent way to spice up cooked shrimp you buy at the seafood counter or freezer.
- 1 lb frozen tail-on cooked shrimp (about 30-38 or bigger)
- 3 tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt, to taste (such as Johnny's or Lawry's)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon dried ancho chile powder or 1/4 teaspoon other chili powder, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon seafood cocktail sauce
- seafood cocktail sauce, your favorite kind, for dipping
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Place the frozen shrimp in a colander in the sink, and run hot water over them while stirring occasionally until they separate and begin to thaw, about 1 minute.
Set aside to drain for another 5 minutes or so until they're thawed yet still chilled in the middles, then place them in a large bowl.
To the bowl add the sherry, lime juice, seasoning salt, black pepper, ancho powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cocktail sauce, and stir well to coat; set aside for another 10 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
You can put them in a container in the fridge for later, if need be, or into a container for taking to a picnic or potluck.
Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce for dipping.
Note: you can, of course, use the marinade on thawed cooked shrimp - just toss them well in the marinade and let sit for at least 10 minutes.