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Shrimp with a Spicy Raspberry Cocktail Sauce

October  4, 2022
0 Ratings
  • Serves quite a few as an appetizer
Author Notes

What's better than a shrimp cocktail? And with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce you have one heck of a new take on the classic! —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Sagegreen

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

16 Reviews

lorigoldsby July 6, 2011
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?
inpatskitchen July 6, 2011
Oh I like the sound of that!! Let me know how it works
wssmom July 4, 2011
What a wonderful idea! I even have a deck upon which to enjoy it!
inpatskitchen July 4, 2011
Thanks...In the summer everything's better on the deck!!
GiGi26 July 4, 2011
mmmmm You may have out done yourself this time!! Sounds amazing!!
inpatskitchen July 4, 2011
Thank you ma' really was tasty! Did you run down to Ohio...thought I saw a pic of you holding a baby!
GiGi26 July 4, 2011
Yes, Amanda and I went yesterday morning and came back lastnight. A long trip for the day glad we went!
lapadia July 4, 2011
Wow! "liked" it :)
inpatskitchen July 4, 2011
Thanks lapadia!
gingerroot July 4, 2011
This sounds amazing, I love your contrast of sweet and spicy. Yum!
inpatskitchen July 4, 2011
Thank you gingerroot!
Sagegreen July 3, 2011
inpatskitchen July 3, 2011
Thanks! That's what I said (haha)!
boulangere July 3, 2011
Raspberries, Sambal Olek, AND mayo, AND SHRIMP? Oh my!
inpatskitchen July 3, 2011
Yes! Tom and I had a lovely lunch !!
boulangere July 3, 2011
You may just have created perfection.