Shrimp with a Spicy Raspberry Cocktail Sauce

By • July 3, 2011 • 18 Comments

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Author Notes: What's better than a shrimp cocktail? And with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce you have one heck of an appetizer!inpatskitchen

Serves quite a few as an appetizer

  • 2 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp, tails on ( the larger the better!)
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf, halved
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek ( or more if you like)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Salt for seasoning
  1. In a 4 to 6 quart pot bring 3 quarts water, the lemon quarters and the bay leaf up to a rolling boil. Add the shrimp, bring back up to just barely simmering, put a lid on the pot and turn off the heat. Let sit for about 5 minutes, then drain in a colander, rinse and then chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the mayo, Sambal Oelek, lime juice, honey and raspberries in the bowl of a mini food processor. Process until smooth. Taste and add salt and more Sambal Oelek if desired.
  3. Place sauce in a serving bowl and surround with beautiful shrimp!
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Tags: finger food, serves a crowd, spicy

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Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Such an unusual twist...will try soon, I'm thinking about using it in an asian shrimp wrap sandwich, with the dip as the slaw "dressing"? What do you think?

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Oh I like the sound of that!! Let me know how it works

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about 3 years ago wssmom

What a wonderful idea! I even have a deck upon which to enjoy it!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks...In the summer everything's better on the deck!!

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about 3 years ago GiGi26

mmmmm You may have out done yourself this time!! Sounds amazing!!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you ma'am...it really was tasty! Did you run down to Ohio...thought I saw a pic of you holding a baby!

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about 3 years ago GiGi26

Yes, Amanda and I went yesterday morning and came back lastnight. A long trip for the day but..........so glad we went!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Wow! "liked" it :)

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks lapadia!

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

This sounds amazing, I love your contrast of sweet and spicy. Yum!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you gingerroot!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I love the dipping sauce it sounds delicious!!! You are so creative.

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

It really turned out quite nice...I may addd even more Sambal Olek next time ( I love spicy) Thanks!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Yum!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! That's what I said (haha)!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Raspberries, Sambal Olek, AND mayo, AND SHRIMP? Oh my!

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about 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Yes! Tom and I had a lovely lunch !!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

You may just have created perfection.